Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In threes ...

Wow. I haven't posted in almost two months. Weird. Well, perhaps not so weird - I have been working on two editing projects, and I have been plagued by multiple miseries of being unwell. Not fewer than three ailments have beset me all at the same time. At such times I do wonder about karma and what that may say about my former selves ... That is, if I had any. Anyway. They say bad luck comes in threes, so I am hoping that they will also depart in threes. (So far, they haven't.)

I visited Napier last week in an attempt to lift my spirits, and as is my wont, I took some odd photographs, which will probably interest no one but myself.




































































 




Monday, February 2, 2015

Marikana.

I made a series of three etchings about the strike and subsequent shootings at Lonmin mine, Marikana, on the 16th of August 2012. Thirty-four miners were killed on the day, and a further 13 people on both sides of the dispute died.
Marikana - Lonmin  (dry point etching with charcoal, collage, stitching)
Marikana - The hill (dry point etching with charcoal, collage, stitching)








Marikana - 16 August (dry point etching with charcoal, collage, stitching)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Freedom.

Mid-2014 I was invited by the Association April the 25th (A25A) and Artever  (Art Association of Amadora) in Portugal to submit a photographic work on the theme of Freedom. I submitted a digital manipulation of two photographs I had taken earlier - one in Simon's Town of a mother and her little boy, and one of our South African flag (standing rather forlornly in the middle of nowhere - well, in a field between Napier and Bredasdorp ...).

































No U-turn - Freedom is Not the End of the Journey (digital manipulation).

It is now part of a panel of 40 photographs by 40 different artists from all over the world, and is exhibited in Vila Franca de Xira in Portugal.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Discussion.

She who speaks but cannot see, she who sees but cannot speak ...

































The discussion (linocut, coloured ink, collage, stitching).

Friday, January 2, 2015

2015.

Snous has had her stitches out and recovered very well from her nightmare encounter with a German Shepherd,

So well, in fact, that she has insisted to wish you all A Very Happy 2015 - filled with love and tummy-tickles and good health. May your bowl always remain filled with the most delectable of treats.
xxx Snous (and Anairam)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Preparation.

Preparing for my Bound installation.


































































Wednesday, December 3, 2014

More experiments.



























I am keen to explore the concept of mazes and labyrinths a little more ... etching? textiles? Perhaps an installation or a performance? Hmmmmm, my mind is awash with possibilities ...