I work mainly with discarded inner-tubes from tyres. I prefer to use the inner-tubes of trucks or tractors and re-purpose it to function as my ‘canvases’ for the embroideries. I source the inner-tubes (rubber) from local tyre companies and my husband is a diesel mechanic for a construction company and he works with earth-moving vehicles.
Whereas other husbands bring their wives flowers, he brings me inner tubes;-)
(k)not of snakes 215 x 108 cm cotton thread and rubber 2018
Currently showing at 99 Loop gallery as part of my solo exhibition “Minutes to Midnight”. Until 27 October 2018
Langeraat is raadop/ Langeraat is fed-up (embroidery on rubber)
The word Langeraat in the title refers to the childhood rhyme: “duimpie, duimpie-se-maat, langeraat, fielafooi en piepie-in-die-kooi”, where one teach a little kid about the fingers on his hand. I’m not sure how to translate it, but it literally means: (thumb, thumb’s friend, middle-finger, ring-finger and little-finger)
On the middle finger is a rhino finger-puppet….
I made this work in response to the rhino poaching that still continues no matter what people are trying to do about it….
Yes Langeraat is fed-up with the situation…