Sy is so boos sy kan slange vang approx 170 x 134 cm 2018 Cotton thread and rubber
*one of the pieces I decided to ‘rework’ in 2018
*one of the early pieces where i still hand-stitched the rubber background to form a canvas.
*photographs of my works courtesy of Kleinjan Groenewald
*On exhibition at 99 Loop gallery until 27 October 2018
opening night at 99 Loop gallery, Cape Town with visitors and friends..(.installation view.)
“And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!”
-Lewis Carroll, 1872
from the poem titled Jabberwocky, which is currently my son Stephan’s favourite poem, especially when his dad reads it to him with a Scotttish accent.
He sees monsters everywhere detail
Initially my eldest son, inspired this work, because he used to see ‘monsters’ everywhere. He is quite tall for his age, thus looks older than he is, and he doesn’t like sleeping. He is also blessed with a vivid imagination.
I am constantly amazed how two children from the same household can be so different from each other. Where Etienne is sensitive and fearful, his brother Stephan fierce and a handful. I say this in the most loving and respectful way. I love them both in every-way.
He sees monsters everywhere 2016
‘I am the Lizard King
I can do anything
I can make the earth stop in its tracks
I made the blue cars go away
sun sun sun
burn burn burn
MOON, MOON, MOON
i will get you
soon, soon, soon
i am the lizard king
i can do anything
-The Doors –
Celebration Of The Lizard
photos of this work courtesy : Val Wessels