“And then the day came,
To remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
I love fairy tales and fables. I am inspired by them. I once read somewhere that fairy tales and horror prepares one to deal with potential death.
I guess working with fairy tale themes and subverting it makes me able to cope with reality. It was very heartbreaking when Greta Thunburg said in one of her speeches that ” This is not the time for fairy tales.”
I also stitch a lot of hybrid figures.
In the book: “The uses of enchantment” Bruno Bettleheim stated that in fairy tales and dreams any physical malformation often stand for psychological misdevelopment. It is said that in these tales when the upper part of the body is animal and the lower part human, this indicates symbolically that things are wrong in the head/mind.
Which indicates something monstrous. I am fascinated by monsters!
What is your favorite fairy-tale?
I’ve had a couple of inquiries about available work, thank you for the interest and continuous support.
See below a list of work and selected galleries where some works are still available….
- Everard Read gallery Franschoek (Phone: 021 876 2446 –https://www.everard-read-franschhoek.co.za/
2. Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschoek https://www.grandeprovence.co.za
3. Deepest Darkest Art Gallery, Cape Town Phone: 079 138 4203 https://www.deepestdarkestart.com/hannalie-taute
4. 99 Loop gallery, Cape town https://www.artsy.net/show/99-loop-gallery-hannalie-taute-familie-kielie
5. MContemporary Australia https://mcontemp.com/
6. Millennium gallery, Pretoria https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Art-Gallery/Millennium-Gallery-269876733489843/
Please contact the above galleries directly for more information about selected works.
I am happy to say that new work will be included in two group exhibitions at the end of this month…stay tuned for more information about that.
Until then, I hope you have a fabulous week. xxx