The wise owl
The wise owl
Dimakatso Mathopa Beings Becoming Van Dyke Print The future of South African visual art is…
Today is the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Annual Leap Day for Frogs. Happy day indeed! More…
Slow and steady, steadfast, unchanging, unflinching
The Fox is my favourite animal because:
When I use fish in my work, it is in the guise of masculine symbol for abundance.
Gaan jy die Nuclear Holocaust oorleef? Huh? Huh? Gaan jy?
Will you survive the Nuclear Holocaust? Hm? Will you?
Indomitable. They can survive without their heads. They can
Peacocks, who are so lovely to behold! A delicacy, a delight. In medieval and Renaissance art they indicate heaven.
More recently, peacocks are associated with pride.
But I would like to revive the heavenly connection
Liefling, het jy gesien? Ek het die hemel en die aarde geskep net vir jou?
(Darling, did you see? I created the heaven and the earth just for you.)
The dragon is a feminine agent of chaos
This little notebook contains my Symbol Dictionary. It came about from an exercise that Emma Willemse gave in her Conceptual Art Course: create a set of 26 personal symbols for use in art making. In my first iteration (which I did at varsity still so that was more than 10 years ago) the dictionary was a set of iconic drawings, cut out and made into a mobile. I wish I still had that. Symbols included a penguin, butterfly, unicorn, crab claws, eye of Horus and some designs I made up. The process led to my personal mythology (ah, my memory is coming back!)
I just received my water and electricity bill and was pleasantly surprised – a full…
“What are you doing?” Willem asked me. “I’m cutting pages out of the Little Prince…
A book made from the manuals that came with the computer monitors installed on my…
An altered book. “Ideaal en Werklikheid” by G. van N. Viljoen Altered to “the mystery…
Hermes and Hestia – the snakes still need more green. But isn’t the contrast with…
It basically comes down to “Plan ahead. Bring your own water and bags.” Read…
What is that between the pomegranate blossoms?
The colours in this photo isn’t what the painting looks like at all. I…
Suddenly decided to take a different tack on this one.
Life is too hectic. Out of control. Such a rush. I’m always late for everything.…
The World Wildlife Fund has published a report on the status of water in…
A knitted fox scarf. As worn by Alicia Boshoff‘s Selkie.