I am happy to announce that a selection of my work (which includes rubber balloons, embroidered bouquets and altered photographs) will be featuring in an upcoming group exhibition at MContemporary gallery in Australia and you are invited!
The words: “Blah Blah Blah” embroidered onto the vase was initially inspired by the title of a song performed by Dutch DJ and record producer Armin van Buuren. For Taute music in particular is not just a muse but also a thread that binds humanity together. With that said: the word Blah also refers to that feeling of an expression of mild frustration; and also when you are having the “blahs”, refers to a feeling of physical uneasiness, general discomfort, or mild depression. So please don’t let the threads that bind us give you the “blahs” (from my artist statement)
For more information about this piece or the group exhibition please contact the gallery.
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.”