Yip, can you believe it! November is here already!
This month started on a high note, with lots of celebrations during the past weekend:
work in progress….
from Halloween, All Saint’s day, The day of the Dead and of course the Rugby World Cup.
I find it fascinating how sport can unite a Nation like it did this weekend.
“Sy is n bok vir sports/ She’s game” 2014 Cotton thread, batting and rubber (Private Collection)
Anyway from sport and celebrations to studio news….As you can see from “She’s game”, my fascination with hybrids comes a long way.
Talking about hybrids….
“Earn your stripes” 2019 Cotton thread, batting and rubber
…a vigor of hybrids, like “Earn your stripes” made their way to Tasmania and will be included in a group exhibition opening at the end of November, curated by Nicole O’Loughlin. I will post more info about this soon.
“Lovebirds” detail embroidered rubber, altered vintage photo 2019
This little bird, her lover and friends are heading off to Knysna for a group exhibition late November… watch this space 😉
I wish you a marvelous week ahead.
Until next time. xxx
For all of you in the Southern Hemisphere…I hope that you are experiencing a fine Winter and not one of ‘discontent’, because:
found image on the internet
“We can shoot rockets into space but we can’t cure anger or discontent”. John Steinbeck – Winter of our Discontent
studio view with “Auntie Virus”
I am excited to inform you that the Millenium Gallery will be presenting my work at this years Turbine Art Fair (from 11 to 14 July 2019) in Johannesburg, and I will be attending!! I am looking forward and do hope to see and meet some of you there, but for those who can’t make it…feel free to contact me and I will forward a ‘digital catalog’ to you.
A vigour of hybrids
I recently completed a ‘vigour’ of hybrids, and they are on their way to a new home. Many thanks to the patron of the arts!
Work in progress
Other news: I am currently preparing for a group exhibition in August and a small solo exhibition in Spring…but more on that later. Stay warm, keep well, until next time…
I’ll leave you with another quote by Mr Steinbeck:
“A little hope, even hopeless hope, never hurt anybody.”
― The Winter of Our Discontent
A recent photograph of moi taken by my friend Karen de Kock.