Waiting for Van Hunks 2017 Embroidery on rubber 45 x 58 cm
This piece was inspired by Table Mountain which is often covered by a so-called “table cloth” of cloud. Legend attributes this phenomenon to a smoking contest between the Devil and a Dutch pirate called Van Hunks.
This piece will be hanging out at the Museum Rijswijk for the Rijswijk Textile Biennale, which opened to the public yesterday until September 2017
In the image above Van Hunks is hanging close to a work by South African artist Tamar Mason, whose work is also included in the Biennale.
It is a first for me to see my work displayed in a Vitrine like this. I kind of like the idea. It reminds me of a time during my childhood, when I encountered hundreds of porcelain figures in a glass case at my aunts home.
A big thank you to Doroth’e Swinkels for sending me the images.