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)




Memorystickwall (2011)

In collaboration with The Jupiter Drawing Room, Johannesburg.


I was asked to come up with a work for the Design Indaba 2011, sponsored by Absa. The theme was 72 hours of creativity. Registered indaba delegates would receive a flash drive containing all the information about the 3 day indaba. The work needed to be a fun, interactive construction.

I liked the idea of the flashdrives being little storage vessels of memory – energy and memory. Nothing could go into or onto the walls of the CTICC. It was to be moved from Registration to upstairs on the second day so it had to be mobile and therefore be easily dismantled. My normal messy sketches and ideas turned into CAD drawings; plans needed approval; materials and supplies ordered to specifications; counting, recounting and recounting was the order of my day. The Old Dock Road power plant represents a personal memory as well as our old source of energy. I juxtaposed this with the new symbol of energy, the ‘start-up’ icon. The ‘72’ made up of thousands of memory sticks greeted the Indaba goers on registration. One by one the delegates would remove the sticks and gradually reveal the start up icon itself.

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3,400 flash drives; SPX33 foam; wood, canvas, paint.
2,9 x 2,5 x ,40 m
Site specific for the CTICC.
Exhibited: Registration area and Ballroom gallery, CTICC.

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Working Drawings and photo of Old Dock Road Power Plant,

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