Blue Heads (2018)

Reconfigure (2018)

Parts and Hybrids (2017)

Animal (2015 - 2016)

make up (2015 - 2016)

Climbers (2014 - 2016)

Black Bird, White Bird (2014 - 2016)

Tree Babies (2014 - 2016)

Non-Retinal Heads (2014)

Doppels (2014 - 2016)

Letters from Noordhoek (2013)

Breathe (2012 - 2013)

Memorystickwall (2011)

& Pooof ! (2010)

Unravelling... (2008)

Plastic (2000 - 2008)

Vessels (2005 - 2010)

Wordfry (2006)

Compost (1993 - 2000)

Mapula Project (1993 - 2000)

Breathe Below Surface (2012)

27th October - 9th December 2012. Art in Clay at the Grande Provence Gallery, Franschoek.

The theme of swimming offers a metaphor of surface. In this work, I try to provoke a play with visible and invisible; absence and presence; the banal and sublime. As a route to the inner mind I think of a visual layer and a deeper underlying layer. Feelings and thoughts connecting the layers are as powerful and as essential as the need to breathe. For me, the creative process and the convenient and inconvenient emotions: love, sublime awe, grief and loss all reside within the same substrata – guides for transforming our selves. I allow my art to search that space of possibilities.

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Breathe Breathe Breathe Breathe Breathe
Breathe Breathe Breathe Breathe Breathe
Breathe Below Surface (2012)
Floor installation x 20 pieces.
Black and white clay slip, oxides.
Variable dimensions

Photography by Carmen Lorraine


Fried Autumn Art Fair, 16th March - 13th April 2013, Exhibited at Fried Contemporary, Pretoria

Following the tradition of the annual Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Fried Contemporary Gallery in Pretoria launched the first Fried Autumn Art Fair (FAAF) on Saturday 16 March 2013.

Installation view of FAAF 2013


Sculptors@Fried, 26th September – 19th October 2013, Curated by Prof. Elfriede Dreyer, Pretoria.

In this exhibition I exhibited 6 of the heads. The exhibition had a diverse range of works, I liked the use of everyday objects used as vehicles for dialogue and expression.

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