Social, to be or not to be…

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This month marks my 1 year absence from Facebook.

Jeez, it sounds like those Alcoholics Anonymous confessions, but hang on… I’m not going to bore you with the details about the pro’s and con’s, all the reasons, doubts and fears from deciding on which social media platforms to use or not to use etc.

I have family members and friends that still enjoy using fb, and sometimes they send me images, or reminders that things are happening regardless of one is on it or not.

My brother send me this image he saw on fb:

Jip…my sculptures are hanging out with the Queen of Rock in South Africa, and believe that they are having a ball of a time.

If only sculptures could talk ๐Ÿ˜‰

P.S think it is quite appropriate that the title of the sculpture featured is:

Exit to Exist

P.P.S…..I freakin’ love this song ….for all apparent reasons ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

To see the forest for the trees

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I am very excited to be included in the group exhibition: “To see the forest for the trees” at this years Woordfees in Stellenbosch.

I made three sculptures for this exhibition:

 

"Nuuskierige Agie"

“Nuuskierige Agie”

 

"Raison girl"

“Raison girl”

"In the name of the rose"

“In the name of the rose”

Artist Statement:

Raison girl was inspired by the idea to see the whole picture. What is our ‘Raison d’ Etre’: (a french term for a reason to exist) The ‘Raison part of the title also made me think of a song by Tori Amos: Cornflake girl where she sings: โ€œNever was a cornflake girl Thought that was a good solution Hanging with the raisin girlsโ€

The title of the work: โ€œIn the Name of the Roseโ€ was inspired by the book : The Name of the Roseโ€ by Umberto Eco. I quote: “…because the rose is a symbolic figure so rich in meanings that by now it hardly has any meaning left”. Also in the Postscript to the Name of the rose: “Stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus” translated: “the rose of old remains only in its name; we possess naked names.”

Nuuskierige agie. This saying in Afrikaans comes from the saying by a mayor from the Netherlands. According to some sources his wife was overly curious. And so he created a game called something like: Nuuskierige agie. I was also interested in the tension between the words: “What are you looking at?” and “What are you seeing?”.

Other artists included: JP Meyer, Vusi Beauchamp, Diane Johnson-Ackerman, Robert A Hamblin, Anthony Harris, Cathy Layzell, Hennie Meyer, Bretton-Anne Moolman, Ntlanhla Nhlapo, Leanne Oliveir, Varenka Paschke, Stephen Rosin and myself.

Curated by Alex Hamilton

The Woordfees in Stellenbosch runs from the 1st of March 2017 until the 12th of March 2017.

Enquiries: zelda.hamilton@gmail.com