I find peace and solace in the studio when the world is in turmoil. It feels overwhelming just listening to the news, from a locust plague in India, to protests in America and strange “lockdown” regulations in South Africa.
As you know South Africa adjusted the “lockdown” regulations to level 3 from the 1st of June, but I’m still not sure when my solo “A walk in the park” which was meant to open at the end of May at the Arts Association in Pretoria will open, but as soon as I know something I will let you know. In the meantime here are some studio views….
studio installation view
In other studio news….. I would like to say it with flowers:
A dangerous bunch 75 x 71 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2019 at MContemporary gallery
Do(nt) 112 x 85 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2019 2020 at MContemporary gallery
Neighbourhood watch 85 x 75 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2020 at Everard Read Franschoek
Shit “Could be” a lot worse 81 x 71 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2020 at Everard Read Franschoek.
On that note…
Keep safe, and healthy.
until pigs can fly
“Fragile” 82 x 73 cm Cotton thread and rubber. 2020 Private collection
The photograph below was taken in December 2019
In this photo my father-in-law is giving a demonstration to his son and his grandsons on how to prune a rose. Roses were my father-in-law’s favorite flower, and whenever I will look at the roses again I will think of him, because he passed away this morning. He did not pass away due to the virus, but because of the virus no family member was with him the time he left this world.
In other news…..Last week our cat was hit by a car.
She has a broken pelvis, but I am relieved to report that she is a very good patient and it seems that she is on her way to recovery.