I don’t know about you, but whenever I read the words “What’s love got to do with it?” I cannot help but think of Tina Turner singing it. 😉
“What’s love but a second hand emotion?”
Above is a new piece for my upcoming solo exhibition at MContemporary in July 2022.
I decided to post this images cause it seems fitting 😉 #valentines2022
Personally we don’t celebrate it – but am very aware of this day (even from a young age), I could never see the point because almost every day for me is valentines day and mothers-day and all those type of days (thanks to my boys) and sometimes I receive unexpected gifts, of which the original of this photograph was one. (Thank you Johan Jaco Steyn)
It is also the last chance to catch the group exhibition: Phantasmagoria at RKContemporay gallery situated in Riebeeck-Kasteel (running until the 27th of Feb.) in which you can view the original photograph as seen above reworked to tell another story:
Back to the original thought…
What is love?
Robert Frost Reckons that “Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired”.
I love that quote 😉
With that said, I am looking forward to go to the studio next week. Besides working on a couple of exciting projects I also want to start working on…
something irresistible 😉
On that note…
Happy valentine’s day for all time’s sake and also
Jy knoop ‘n lint om jou vinger, sodat jy ‘n afspraak kan onthou. Jy leer jou kinders hoe om hul skoenveters of dasse te knoop. Metaforiese knope is seker ‘n bietjie moeiliker om te knoop, maar ons doen dit eintlik daagliks. Ek het ‘n stelling raakgelees wat beweer dat die lied wat jy uit jou…
Work by Diane Victor “Grater” Charcoal on board. Part of The truth of Valentine exhibition currently at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932
I am a terrible romantic but the hype around Valentines day can get a bit much at times. So when I saw this work by Diane Victor which is part of the “Truth of Valentine” exhibition currently at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932– something in me just resonated with this. Probably because I tend to love so much and so deeply that it hurts.
Talking about hearts and emotions= I found this lovely quote in one of my Journals: (I think its written by Paul Zindell- but not 100% sure)
“Another peculiar misconception is that the heartis the seat of all emotions. If a sapiens is cruel he is called ‘heartless‘. They often love someone with ‘all their heart’. They know things ‘by heart’, they ‘lose heart’, and buy whatever ‘their heart desires’. One wonders what happens to these feelings, no matter how ‘heartfelt‘ when a transplant occurs.”
For more info about the ‘Truth of Valentines” exhibition visit Longstreet Art Lovers 1932 facebook page here