working real hard….

Art portfolio- my work

“Before the year was over a great joy was announced.” Work in progress shot

“I was working real hard

To show the world what I could do

Oh I guessed I never dreamed

I’d have to

World spins some photographs

How I love to laugh when the crowd laughs

While love slips through

A theatre that is full

But oh baby when the crowd goes home

and I turn in and realize I’m alone

I can’t believe I had to sacrifice you”

from the book: Just Kids by Patti Smith which I’m currently re-reading and this quote really resonates with me at the moment, and made me want to share it with you.

On page 166 Patti writes that she wrote this for Janis Joplin.

book cover

While I am writing to you about it, I found this cool video too:

Can one work too hard when the work is a part of you?

I took a break for two weeks where I did not go to the studio, since other aspects of studio life needed some attention too, eg: daily and emotional life, admin and research.

The research part I’m starting to really enjoy right now.

Current interests include Family life – Family matters – Family ties – Family Businesses ๐Ÿ˜‰ Family secrets and especially

Family Meetings:

Family meeting – work in progress (detail)

Also what does it mean to be a family in this day and age? I am also interested in how fairy tales can be adapted and serve as a tool in family therapy.

So yes, I am continuing further research into fairy tales (a lifelong passion). Fairy tales this time, is also leading me to woodcuts and witches, Hortis Sanitatis and the Dance of Death by Hans Holbein. Sounds random, but I hope to connect all the dots for my upcoming solo at MContemporary gallery next year.

In the meantime,- Let’s celebrate New Beginnings!

You are invited to the opening this coming Sunday:

Please feel free to

Contact the gallery for further information

T: +27 (0)21 876 8630 | E: gallery@grandeprovence.co.za | gpgallery.co.za

detail from #WTF at Gallery Grande Provence

And last but not least…my work “School of thought” is in good company for the sake of education at Paul Roos Gymnasium in their “See and be seen Art Exhibition and auction:

School of thought 41 x 33 cm paper, cotton thread and rubber (Photographer Kleinjan Groenewald)

BIDDING
The auction lots are split across two bidding platforms.
Strauss & Co live auction event
The live auction event will take place on 20 October at 17:30.
For telephone and absentee bids contact bina@straussart.co.za.
BidPro online auction
Online bidding now open until 13:00 on 30 October 2021.
Steps to follow
Go to: http://www.bidpro.co.za & http://www.bidpro.co.za/AuctionDetails/218
Click on Sign In, choose option โ€œSignupโ€ in Blue.
Fill all relevant details in as per the screen request.
You will receive an email, please confirm.
When user is confirmed please login .
Click on Auctions or choose Fundraising.
See and Be Seen Auction will display.
Click on Register to take part in the Paul Roos Gymnasium Auction.
You can now browse through all 127 lots and start bidding.

Here is a link to the catalogue:

Enjoy and best wishes.xxx

The long hard voyage…studio news June 2021

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news/blog
“The long hard voyage took many days. But finally the ship anchored in a river near the King’s palace” 2021 (detail)

I am happy to announce that these two in the detail of the work: “The long hard voyage took many days. But finally the ship anchored in a river near the King’s palace” finally arrived at MContemporary gallery in Australia today!

Instagram story courtesy of the gallery

some of the crew members had to wait patiently while: “Time passed and the hungry vulture ate the beanstalk and it broke. But the child grew to be a beautiful princess.” (see detail of the work below)

“Time passed and the hungry vulture ate the beanstalk and it broke. But the child grew up to be a beautiful princess.’ 2021 (Detail)
Instagram story courtesy of the gallery

Some of the works are destined for the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair later this year….more details to follow.

Instagram story courtesy of the gallery

On that note….wishing you a wonderful week. Keep safe and stay warm – until we speak againxxx