Rearing its ugly head….Lelike ding wat sy kop uitsteek…

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Lelike ding wat sy kop uitsteek approx 50 x 34 cm cotton thread, rubber and wood 2018

“But it is a statuette with a human face- or, that lacking, an ear of a corn, even a piece of wood – which will most satisfyingly serve the girl as substitute for that double, that natural playting: the penis” Simone de Beauvoir

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P.S Werk wat tans te sien is by Fried Contemporary gallery – deel van die “Black Humour” uitstalling

P.S.S Voëlkop-pop ?!

P.S.S.S *photographs of my work taken by Kleinjan Groenewald

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Spot the differences…

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At some point, round-a-bout 2015, I became more ambitious and worked on a series of very large embroideries.

Due to tight deadlines my subjects ended up floating on the rubber surface.

She never promised you a rose garden – reworked

This year I decided to rework the large works and create an environment for them.  I started to embroider lots and lots of flowers on little pieces of rubber. Some flowers were inspired by real ones, others pure fantasy blooms.  I work wherever and whenever on them since due to their size I am able work on them anywhere.

Now my subjects are surrounded by a garden of sorts. Some pieces I reworked entirely, up to a point where I am happy with where it’s going.

Know Thyself reworked and now known as No Escape

Meanwhile I also learned a new word via Twitter from Robert Macfarlane:

Word of the day: “physis” – ancient Greek term for “nature”, from the verbal noun φύσις, “phusis”, meaning “growing”, “becoming”, itself from φύω, “to grow”, “to appear”. From “physis” grow our words “physics” (in sense of ‘study of nature’), “physique”, “physiology”, etcetera.

I feel that this quote sums up my feeling about these works …. becoming something else, something more. To grow as an artist.