Tel: 021 789 1327 | Cell: 082 770 8760
I explore visual and material connections and absurd ambiguities that arise from living in South Africa. Mass production, disposable and the hand made; rhythms and patterns of nature and consumerism.
Listening for connections and finding the unexpected is a healing force in my art making.
Even though my art making has taken place within South Africa, I have drawn on a wide range of inspirations and practises.
Suzi Gablik (The Re-enchantment of Art) speaks of forms that emphasize our connectedness with the environment and an art that evokes a feeling of belonging. In my work I adapt, re-shape and re- interpret materials and images found in our fast paced, mass produced society in order to try to empty out preconceived notions so something new, unexpected may be uncovered.
From consumer culture to ancient traditions of arts and crafts, specifically embroidery, pottery, sewing are explored.
Early influences could have come from my mother's sewing on an old treddle Singer late into the night. The sound of the wheel going grrrm, brrrm might have woven coloured threads through me. My grandfather was a painter who made clear and quiet compositions of the Karoo and Kommetjie. My father wrote short stories.
I initially worked as a draughtswoman, layout artist and sign writer. I later studied at University of South Africa (MA/FA).
I exhibit locally and internationally. I live and work in Noordhoek.
Website of South African Artists