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)





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.


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.







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