Worry dolls

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The concept of the ‘worry doll’ also known as ‘trouble dolls’, served as inspiration of these works.

Blonde ambition aka red right hand – worry doll 87 x 23 cm fabric, found objects, cotton thread, synthetic hair and rubber 2018

Blonde ambition detail

Blonde ambition detail 1

The worry dolls originated in Guatemala and Mexico, and refers to a Mayan princess named Ixucane.  The princess received a small gift from the sun god which would allow her to solve any problem a human could worry about.

Raison d’ etre – worry doll 44 x 21 x 37 cm 2018 fabric, found objects, cotton thread and rubber

raison d’ etre detail 1

Raison d’ etre detail

In modern times these worry dolls are given to broody and sorrowful children so that they can tell these dolls about their sorrow, fears and worries. Then hide the dolls under their pillows during the night.  The next morning all sorrows are said to have been taken away by the worry/trouble dolls.

Pushing up the daisies – worry doll 68 x 25 x 21 cm fabric, found items, cotton thread and rubber 2018

Pushing up the daisies detail 1

Pushing up the daisies detail

if only it were that easy, right?!

Who cares – worry doll 60 x 47 x fabric, found objects, cotton thread and rubber 2018

Fly by night – worry doll 76 x 37 x 16 cm fabric, found objects, cotton thread and rubber 2018

installation view at 99 Loop gallery

for more info feel free to contact 99 Loop gallery

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Adventures in BaardskeerdersBos ….

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Venue:

This beautiful renovated approx 1930’s farmhouse was where our exhibition took place.

Space:

artist Liz van den Berg in action during the Art-route

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Juhlene Moller captured these moments

Another highlight on the farm was the Fynbos exhibition by James Kriel

Fynbos view 1

Fynbos view 2

Fynbos view 3

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Fynbos uitstalling

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Early on Sunday Morning we took a hike to view the Cascades on the farm:

view of Kloof

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resting along the way

The rondawel at Tierfontein

A Misfit and a Mermaid

 

 

Well Worn : e-catalogue

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Dear friends,

For those of you that cannot make it to the gallery to see this show…

below is a link to the online catalogue for your viewing pleasure 🙂

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f02fc0e9d1447ff0a6f62b964/files/3dbe9ae0-5ab2-4989-8aa4-712a118c2a50/WELL_WORN_DIGITAL_CATALOGUE.pdf

Enjoy! Hope you have a great week

x

No sweat…I dare you

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“No sweat” 2015 Cotton thread, batting and rubber Photo courtesy JP Hanekom

If you plan to visit Lizamore & Associates gallery this weekend, be sure to punch this in the face! I dare you! Not that I’m a fan of violence, but lets call this an exercise – feel free to interact. After all it is a punching bag.

Unless there is a sticker on it, which usually means that it has sold, and then it does not belong to me anymore…but as far as I know, for now, I am still able to give you permission.  If you do decide to interact with this piece, feel free to send me some footage.

Detail: ” No sweat” with “Water up to the throat” in the background. Installation view. Photographer: Melanie Tait

Enjoy the weekend everyone.

Come Hell or High water…exhibition catalogue

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“Catch of the day” 2017 Cotton thread and rubber 112 x 76 cm

Hi everyone, Herewith a full catalog compiled by Lizamore & Associates gallery ….see link below:

Come hell or high water by Hannalie Taute (1)

if you’d like more information feel free to send them an email to:

info@lizamore.co.za