From a Monumental moment to Size Matters…

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A visual journey……

Monumental Moment 2015
A Monumental moment for Stink Afrikaners show 2016
A monumental moment 2018 Photographer Kleinjan Groenewald as exhibited at the Pretoria Art Museum
from a Monumental moment to Size matters (work in progress()
Studio view 2020
Size Matters 2020 photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald
Hannalie Taute with Size Matters photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald
Hannalie Taute photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald. Thanks for being witness….

October 2020 studio news

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I don’t know about you, but September was really testing my patience. I had a hard time with the South African postal services trying to send work overseas, which in the end didn’t reach is destination. So better luck next time. But October is here and promises to be a busy month as well as a beautiful one!

Peach blossoms in our garden

I am excited to announce that I started working on a commission last month and it is progressing slowly but surely:

Yep, that’s me (wearing a wig as usual) in front of the work just to give you an indication of the size!

The only request from the patron is that “Size matters!”

That’s when I decided that it will be the title of the work as well. 😉

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So dear friends due to this commission, I will not be hosting a studio exhibition this month, but I do have those works that didn’t leave the country, available directly from my studio, until the 10th of October. If you’d like to receive a pdf file, let me know via email: hannalie.t@gmail.com.

Studio shot with a work titled: Love is in the air

Until we speak again….. xxx

Goldilocks and the 3 cacti

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zuanda-sculpture

I recently completed a commission for a very special lady. Her only request was that the work should be ‘doll’ like. After questioning her about herself, I realised that she love succulents and the colour yellow. She also have beautiful curly blondish hair. And that’s how I decided I’ll do the above piece for her.

After she received the work she sent me this photograph of when she was a little girl:

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Such beautiful yellow dresses! I just love coincidences like these!

Portrait of…

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I’m not used to doing portraits of other people …..but recently I received the exciting challenge from Arts Patron Stuart Trent (read more about him here) to do his portrait.

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reference for ebroidery

Since I don’t know Stuart on a personal level…

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I decided to make a grey-scale embroidered portrait based on the classical sculpture busts.

It also reminded me of a chess piece.

Check mate.

 

 

Sleep or swim

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“Sleep or swim” mixed media, found objects, textile, cotton thread, rubber 2016 (980 x 680 x 430 mm) Private collection

“Ancient Egyptian scholars observed that in night-time the lotus closed its flowers and sank into the water…”

*photo credit: Marthinus Strydom