PArt- part 4

Studio news/blog

Sunday was a very intense day.  I had a very personal conversation with a dear lady visitor, and I think our paths will cross again in the near future.

We went to see some video work by William Kentridge: (Drawing lessons- episode 1, Lessons in Lethargy and Drawing lesson 37.)  These moved me to tears.

Some wishes do come true and I was very fortunate to meet the man himself :

I received this wonderful gift form Mrs du Bois:

And by 5pm we departed back home via the Meiringspoort pass….

Safely back at home I received a lovely message from a dear friend with the following quote to end off a great weekend:

“If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”

John Steinbeck



Studio news/blog

While I was searching for Mrs Balance, I ran into Father Time.  We had a quarrel- I blamed him for being so scarce- I told him I would like to see more of him.  He mentioned that he had to go toKasselto check out William Kentridge’s commentary on him.  Now William Kentridge is one of my top ten favourite South African artists…and he has this amazing work on the Documenta 13 entitled:  The refusal of time.  Oh how I would have loved to time travel and experience it!

William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time, 2012. Stilbilde. Foto: Trine Otte Bak Nielsen.

I remember a time, when I had lots of time on my hands and taught myself to crochet.  I used to watch television and crochet a blanket.  I love to do needlework type of things during winter- its so nice and cozy!  That’s why I probably love the work of  Lisa Grobler.

Fabrication of memories by Lisa Grober

She recently had a show entitled “White Termite”.  This is the statement found on the gallery’s website:

“The most perfect example of the group soul can be observed in our own bodies. The human body is composed of a number of organs, each connected by a visible or invisible thread to a central point, the brain. Each organ is in constant activity and has a separate purpose – at least the purpose appears to be separate and independent; but on closer observation we find that all the organs are really working for a communal purpose. The influence dominating all the organs comes from one central point. In no single organ can we find a real independent purpose.” (Eugène Marais, The Soul of the White Ant, p.51)

BRUNDYN + GONSALVES is proud to present Liza Grobler’s 9th solo exhibition. The show is loosely based on Eugene Marais’ book, “The Soul of the White Ant”, which draws parallels between the ant nest as a compound animal and the human body. White Termite is a mixed media installation consisting of a constructed space that interacts with the gallery’s interior and visitors moving through it. Digital projections and collaborative processes (the crocheting performance) will continuously redefine and transform the space; much like water, the viewer’s experience evolves over time as they negotiate the interior installations. White Termiteincludes an array of media such as painting, drawing, beadwork, sculpture and performance.

Installation view of Lisa Grobler’s show : White Termite

I didn’t make it to see the show since I don’t live in the city.  What a pity.

I also love the work of  Pierre Fouche….Time consuming and timeless…

Pierre Fouche

I recently got an itch to try my hand at embroidery….on inner tube- maybe I can expolore this notion in the Lobotoy-me range….will see where it takes me….