Van ganser harte (63 x 48 cm) Cotton thread, batting, rubber and vintage frame
Next week this time I will be in Stellenbosch busy installing my show “Stink Afrikaners” at the Woordfees. I am terribly nervous and excited at the same time. So I decided to share this image with you, because February is the month of love and because I think with my heart.
Most of the titles of my work will be in Afrikaans (my mother tongue) and this one: “Van ganser harte” is a saying in Afrikaans which basically means: With all one’s heart….
and here follows a short video clip. The audience was asked to find my ‘soft spot’ and those who could received a gift.
and then there was the cocktails:
The cocktail is named ‘Once Upon a Time’ which comes garnished with fresh white rose petals and slices of apple. ‘Once Upon a Time’ was designed by Absolut Vodka exclusively for this opening event.
Pernod Ricard South Africa asked mixologist Kurt Schlechter to design a cocktail for this exhibition. Inspired by fairy tales, Kurt used an Elderflower Fairy poem as inspiration for his Once Upon a Time cocktail – expect Absolut Vodka and Elderflower flavours.
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