May…..another day 2020

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1 May 2020: Lockdown level 4 and it is Worker’s day in South Africa.

So let’s say it with flowers 😉

Hashtag WTF 1000 x 600 mm Cotton thread and rubber (2019) Hannalie Taute

because…

“There is a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out

But I’m too tough for him

I say, stay in there

I’m not going to let anybody see you

There is a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out…”

-Charles Bukowski-

 

 

Lost and the “Secret of Life”

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detail “Lost”

As you can guess, I feel a bit lost right now. I’m also at a loss for words.

detail “Lost”

So I use or am inspired by words that jump out of a screen. These words were inspired by a Nintendo end game screen message,

but I feel it is also applicable to the world we are living in.

Lost, 800 x 600 mm cotton thread and rubber 2019 Hannalie Taute (my work photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald)

I offer you a bouquet of “flowers” from the ocean.

and I would like to share the following short film featuring: Antoinette Pienaar It’s a film by Green Renaissance:

Enjoy and I wish you a lovely weekend!

 

Normal?

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During this “lockdown” I keep on hearing the words:

“When things get back to normal”

At one stage these words also made me cry, because what is ‘normal’?

work in progress

“I don’t know what normal means anyway.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“Normality is a paved road.  It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” Vincent van Gogh

“Normal is an illusion.  What is normal for the spider is chaos to the fly.” Morticia Addams

What does the word “normal” mean to you?

I know that playing pretend is not a solution to how to cope with reality, it is the only way I know how until I figure how to think outside of the box, or rather think like there was no box to begin with….because who knows what the future will hold.

 

“When the world says, “give up”, Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”  You have more potential than you believe you do.  Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.”

Dr Seuss

 

Wild Wild Life – you are invited!

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studio experiments

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PVA paint and embroidered rubber mask experiment nr 1

“Horror is the removal of masks”

-Robert Bloch-

(quote of the day)

embroidered rubber face mask experiment nr. 2

Behind the scenes 😉