Her dark side…

Art portfolio- my work

Her dark side 141 x 95 cm cotton thread, batting and rubber 2018

Her dark side detail 1

“Jung believed that the shadow is the seat of creativity.Β  And it makes perfect sense that if creativity entails a certain freedom from our customary constraints in thought and feeling then giving ourselves the license to create also involves granting ourselves the privilege to inwardly explore and outwardly express the darker side of our latent tendencies and impulses.”

Quote of the day – source unknown

Her dark side detail

Her dark side detail 2

*private collection

*photographs of my work by Kleinjan Groenewald

Her dark side/Fetish…

Art portfolio- my work

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth” Oscar Wilde

Her dark side/Fetish 2015/6 Cotton thread, batting and rubber 140 x 98 cm

Her dark side/Fetish 2015/6 Cotton thread, batting and rubber 140 x 98 cm

This used to be the piece: Kopsku, which I’ve reworked for an upcoming exhibition.

I’ve added an “African mask”-

In most traditional African cultures, the person who wears a ritual mask conceptually loses his or her human identity and turns into the spirit represented by the mask itself.[3] This transformation of the mask wearer into a spirit usually relies on other practices, such as specific types of music and dance, or ritual costumes that contribute to conceal the mask-wearer’s human identity. The mask wearer thus becomes a sort of medium that allows for a dialogue between the community and the spirits (usually those of the dead or nature-related spirits). Wikipedia