Worry dolls

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The concept of the ‘worry doll’ also known as ‘trouble dolls’, served as inspiration of these works.

Blonde ambition aka red right hand – worry doll 87 x 23 cm fabric, found objects, cotton thread, synthetic hair and rubber 2018

Blonde ambition detail

Blonde ambition detail 1

The worry dolls originated in Guatemala and Mexico, and refers to a Mayan princess named Ixucane.  The princess received a small gift from the sun god which would allow her to solve any problem a human could worry about.

Raison d’ etre – worry doll 44 x 21 x 37 cm 2018 fabric, found objects, cotton thread and rubber

raison d’ etre detail 1

Raison d’ etre detail

In modern times these worry dolls are given to broody and sorrowful children so that they can tell these dolls about their sorrow, fears and worries. Then hide the dolls under their pillows during the night.  The next morning all sorrows are said to have been taken away by the worry/trouble dolls.

Pushing up the daisies – worry doll 68 x 25 x 21 cm fabric, found items, cotton thread and rubber 2018

Pushing up the daisies detail 1

Pushing up the daisies detail

if only it were that easy, right?!

Who cares – worry doll 60 x 47 x fabric, found objects, cotton thread and rubber 2018

Fly by night – worry doll 76 x 37 x 16 cm fabric, found objects, cotton thread and rubber 2018

installation view at 99 Loop gallery

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..en route to an Art Route….

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Honeysuckle the Killer bee , Foam, fabric, found objects, cotton thread and rubber

and we’re almost ready to buzz-off to Bbos 😉

See you tomorrow!

Photographer of my work: Kleinjan Groenewald 

Angels – group exhibition

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Altered pages, with embroidered rubber 2017

Dear friends,

“Angels” a group exhibition at the gallery of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate opens today at 12 o’clock and you are invited if you are in the area:

 

I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile
I believe in angels… – lyrics from the song: I have a dream by ABBA

The work “Exit to exist” will also be hanging out with the Angles at the gallery.

Also do pop in for a glass of Angels Tears, if you are in the area, The Wine Estate will be launching their “Angels Tears” wine in conjunction with the exhibition.