meet the artist part 7 – working with rubber

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Artist photographed by KleinJan Groenewald 2020

Rubber is a very tactile substance and I love the skin-like quality of it, which can be highly fetishized.

It also distances my work from the perceived softness or delicacy of ‘women’s work’ to become the opposite – hard labor.

Working with rubber is like fusing two seemingly irreconcilable material forms together along with their associated symbolic values.

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Thank you for reading my ‘meet the artist’ posts during this month, reaching the half way mark today. I wish you a lovely Valentines day. xxx

 

 

Quote of the day from “The Muse”

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Detail: “Her dark side- fetish” embroidered rubber
Photographer Kleinjan Groenewald.

“Isaac had talked on occasion about about art, about famous painters and what made someone stand out from the rest.

‘Novelty’, he always said, ‘makes the difference’.

It was the fact that they were unlike the rest.

‘You can be a brilliant draughtsman’, he said, ‘but that means nothing if you’re not seeing the world differently.”

From the book “The muse” by Jessie Burton

Incognito

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“Meet me in Cognito baby,

We’ll soon leave our pasts behind us.

The present is always a mystery,

As the future never fails to remind us.

 

Once we’re alone in Cognito,

We’ll remove all of our clothes very fast,

But though we be naked as jaybirds,

At no time will we take off our masks.

 

Cinderella went incognito,

And it’s said that she had a ball.

It’s always midnight in Cognito

By the black clock at the end of the hall.

 

We’re destined to be clandestine,

Incognito is our very last hope.

I’ll meet you where the sun don’t shine,

With a fake I.D and some dope.

 

So do join me in Cognito,

You know that I’ll never tell.

We’ll sneak in the back door of Heaven

And stroll unnoticed through Hell.

 

Incognito

Incognito

There, every day’s a surprise.

Incognito

Incognito

Where truth tells all the best lies.”

-Tom Robbins-