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I don’t know about you, but the more the real world freaks me out, the more I escape to a fantasy one, equipped with fantasy characters of my own making. So at the end of 2020 I started working on a series of altered photos once again. I say once again because I’ve been altering vintage photos since 2014 – for example:

Title: It’s contagious Medium: Vintage photograph, cotton thread and rubber 59 x 44 cm 2014/2015

So while I was waiting for the big reprints of vintage photos which I am currently working with (looking forward to share that journey with you soon). I also did smaller ones, some inspired by my mother-in-law whom we visited in December. I took a walk down in memory lane with her one evening going through a drawer full of photos. Some of the photographs were slightly damaged which she gifted to me, for example the one below.

I am happy to announce that this series found a home in Phoenix Arizona and will hopefully reach their destination soon with the help of Jetlog Logistics.

In other news: our eldest son is turning 13 on the 23rd of January. I asked him how does it feel to be a teenager. He said it feels okay except for some “symptoms” he is currently experiencing 😉

What a joy to be the mother of this child o’ mine.

Etienne photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald

Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Ooh, oh, where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Oh, where do we go now?
Where do we go? (Sweet child)
Where do we go now?
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay
Where do we go now?
Ah, ah

Last but not least….The group exhibition: “No holds barred” at RK Contemporary gallery is coming to an end on the 31st of January. Feel free to check it out if you get a chance.

Over-rated, You can’t touch this, Aim higher, Inflation, Do/Don’t (Embroidered rubber)

On that note….

Please keep safe – mentally and physically until next month. ❤

Heks/Witch….

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"Heks/Witch" Altered photograph, cotton thread, rubber and wood. 61 x 42 cm

“Heks/Witch” Altered photograph, cotton thread, rubber and wood. 61 x 42 cm

“… she tried to avoid his gaze but he held her steady and would not look away, Finally her eyes spoke to him. Her eyes said, Words are too weak, too small, they are always too small, even the purest and most simple phrases fail. Her eyes said, Look at who you are, you were asleep when I met you, but now you’re awake, so stay awake. I did not need you and I did not want you and yet here you are, awake in my body and in my heart.”
Toby Barlow, Babayaga

There are so many versions of the Baba Yaga story. I love the quote above, but also adore the version in the book called “Women who run with wolves.”

 

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"Wie die laaste lag, lag die lekkerste" Cotton thread, rubber and vintage photograph 26 x 22 cm

“Wie die laaste lag, lag die lekkerste” Cotton thread, rubber and vintage photograph 26 x 22 cm

“Cebes laughed.  Suppose we are afraid, Socrates, he said….

Probably even in us there is a little boy who has these childish terrors.  Try to persuade him not to be afraid of death as though it were a bogey.

What you should do, said Socrates, is to say a magic spell over him every day until you have charmed his fears away.

But, Socrates, said Simonias, where can we find a magician who understands these spells now that you….are leaving us?

Greece is a large country, Cebes, he replied.

-Plato, Phaedo