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)





make up my mind, exhibition at Rust en Vrede, Durbanville
Exhibtion at Rust en Vrede, Durbanville Opening April 5th 2016 until May 4th 2016. Solo Show.

In my work I examine, expand and negotiate the concept of female identity within a rampant consumer culture through the use of a wide range of materials, images and processes.

The works comprise of ceramic and neon installations, a cluster of works on paper and slip cast jik bottles. The materials used are mainly clay, found objects such as feathers, Old master pages, gold leaf and Neon lights.

The porcelain heads are derived from a mould of a mould and therefore conceptually underscore notions of same-ness and stereotypes associated with female identity. The heads are in various shades of red and relate to names of lipstick shades taken from fashion houses such as Mac, Dolce&Gabbana, and Chanel: Pirate, Fatale, Rebel, Fearless, Fierce and Red Dragon (as if wearing lipstick can make women invincible even in these times of unacceptable levels of gender-based violence). The names of the lipstick shades are scripted in five neon lights, also in various shades of pinks and reds.

The paper works include selected pieces from the Beautiful Rocket Series, from the doppels Series and Gilded Subtext Series. This reflects my eclectic approach also seen in the use of clay in dialogue/talking to found materials and objects. Many of these use the Rorschach method, which is placing inks, lipstick, nailpolish or paint blobs and pressing into the fold of a piece of paper. It is the unexpected juxtapositions of the familiar and the strange that are interesting to me and set up interactions or what Rosi Braidotti calls, ‘surface intensities’ or becomings.

The installation of slip cast porcelain bottles appropriates the readymade object, brands and cultural icons. The process of casting is slow and laborious in contradistinction to the manufacture of its plastic counterpart. Further, each brand logo hand painted with oxides, brings the simplest of discarded household objects, back to the level of awareness.

Make Up My Mind Opening (2016), Rust en Vrede, Durbanville Make Up My Mind Opening (2016), Rust en Vrede, Durbanville Make Up My Mind Opening (2016), Rust en Vrede, Durbanville Make Up My Mind Opening (2016), Rust en Vrede, Durbanville





Lauden and Shaneel Kirk at Make Up My Mind Opening (2016), Rust en Vrede, Durbanville Wilma Cruise and Karin Lijnes at Make Up My Mind Opening (2016), Rust en Vrede, Durbanville Make Up My Mind Opening (2016), Rust en Vrede, Durbanville Make Up My Mind Opening (2016), Rust en Vrede, Durbanville





Liesbeth Liesbeth Hogervorst-Clausen and Lynne-Marie Eatwell at Make Up My Mind Opening (2016), Rust en Vrede, Durbanville Wilma Cruise Opening at Make Up My Mind Opening (2016), Rust en Vrede, Durbanville







make-up, exhibition at Knysna Fine Art
Exhibited at Knysna Fine Art Opening November 25 2015 until December 30 2015. Solo Show.

This exhibition has been like a long in breath and exhalation (since the last show). It’s about who I am or rather who I am as a subject in process, moving in, what Rosa Braidotti refers to as ‘space of becomings’.

Coke Head (2015), make up, Knysna Fine Art Feather Head (2015), make up, Knysna Fine Art
Coke Head after Ai Weiwei (2015)
Clay, Oxide and Lustre
20cm x 26cm x 27cm
Featherhead (2015)
Clay, Feathers, Engraved Wood
20cm x 26cm x 27cm

Subtext-subterranean (2015), make up, Knysna Fine Art Subtext-subterranean (2015), make up, Knysna Fine Art Subtext-subterranean (2015), make up, Knysna Fine Art Subtext-subterranean (2015), make up, Knysna Fine Art
Detail of Subtext (detail) (2015)
Gold leaf, book pages from Old Masters
Detail of Subtext (detail) (2015)
Gold leaf, book pages from Old Masters
Detail of Subtext (detail) (2015)
Gold leaf
Detail of Subtext (detail) (2015)
Gold leaf, book pages from Old Masters

Fearless (2015), make up, Knysna Fine Art Fierce (2015), make up, Knysna Fine Art Rebel (2015), make up, Knysna Fine Art Neons and Red Heads installation, make up, Knysna Fine Art
Fearless (2015)
Porcelain, Oxides, Glazes, Lustre
20cm x 26cm x 27m
Neon
800mm x 425mm
Fierce (2015)
Porcelain, Oxides, Glazes, Lustre
20cm x 26cm x 27m
Neon
800mm x 370mm
Rebel (2015)
Porcelain, Oxides, Glazes, Lustre
20cm x 26cm x 27m
Neon
800mm x 385mm
Neons and Red Heads Installation (2015)






Tiger Skin (2015), make up, Knysna Fine Art Detail of Tiger Skin (2015), make up, Knysna Fine Art
Tiger Skin (2015)
Porcelain, Feathers, Paint. Installation of tigerskin and conflated head.
1,60m x 1,90m x ,24m
Detail of Tiger Skin (2015)
Porcelain, Feathers, Paint.
1,60m x 1,90m x ,24m

make up (2015) at Knysna Fine Art make up (2015) at Knysna Fine Art
Exhibition Space)
Knysna Fine Art
Exhibition Space
Knysna Fine Art



Pirate, Fatale, Devil, Fearless, Fierce, Red Dragon

THE PRINCESS IN THE VELD





Exhibited at The Princess in the Veld. Thursday 2nd to 11th April 2015. Curated by Adéle Adendorff as part of the Klein Karoo Kunstefees 2015, Oudtshoorn.



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Pirate, Fatale, Devil, Fearless, Fierce, Red Dragon Mockup with Neon Lights 2015
Pirate (Chanel), Ruby Woo (Mac); Fatale (Dolce&Gabbana), Devil (Dolce&Gabbana), Fearless (Elf), Fierce (Tarte); Red Dragon (Nars)
  (2015)


 


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