What’s love got to do with this?

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Detail of “What’s love got to do with it? (detail in progress shot)

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 got to do with it?” work in progress shot 2021

“What’s love but a second hand emotion?”

“What’s love got to do with it?” 2021 Thread, rubber and photographic print on board (842 x 1190 mm)

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:

The bird was guarded by a terrible fire breathing dragon that never slept, 2021 Vintage photograph, Thread and rubber 402 x 337 mm Hannalie Taute

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 😉

Original Cabinet Card (personal collection)

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 😉

watch this space

On that note…

Happy valentine’s day for all time’s sake and also

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Wicus Luwes. Rubber — Versindaba

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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…

via Wicus Luwes. Rubber — Versindaba

between the birds and the moon I found some ink…

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“Dark” is the word to best describe the month of September for me. So instead of fighting this ‘darkness” I decided to go search for some more ‘noir’….and this is what I found:

“The light comes from the dark” Roger Ballen

and while engulfed with my own darkness and that of Mr Ballen’s, I missed the “Super Bood Moon Total Eclipse of 2015” and have to wait until 2033 to see it again, but thank goodness for youtube 😉

and while on the subject of blood (or just a little bit of it)……

I received my first ink (tattoo) this month: (from a place called Indalo Ink in Oudtshoorn, South Africa!

A full lace cuff:

I  hope you have a wonderful October!





matters of the heart….

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Work by Diane Victor "Grater" Charcoal on board. Part of The truth of Valentine exhibition currently at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932

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 heart is 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