Author: Minette Visser

April 22, 2017 / / VISUAL

OWL

March 14, 2017 / / VISUAL
March 1, 2017 / / BLOG
February 25, 2017 / / BLOG
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January 26, 2017 / / VISUAL

FOX

January 9, 2017 / / VISUAL

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waterdier

water animal

When I use fish in my work, it is in the guise of masculine symbol for abundance.

January 4, 2017 / / VISUAL
December 11, 2016 / / VISUAL

gogga

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

December 4, 2016 / / VISUAL

pou

hemelvoƫl

heaven bird

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

November 26, 2016 / / VISUAL

draak

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

November 25, 2016 / / VISUAL

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!)

November 24, 2016 / / BLOG
November 1, 2016 / / BLOG

“What are you doing?” Willem asked me. “I’m cutting pages out of the Little Prince…

October 31, 2016 / / TACTILE
October 30, 2016 / / TACTILE
October 29, 2016 / / BLOG

Hermes and Hestia – the snakes still need more green. But isn’t the contrast with…

October 21, 2016 / / BLOG
October 7, 2016 / / TACTILE
October 6, 2016 / / BLOG

  The colours in this photo isn’t what the painting looks like at all. I…

September 29, 2016 / / BLOG

Suddenly decided to take a different tack on this one.

September 22, 2016 / / BLOG
September 21, 2016 / / BLOG
September 17, 2016 / / TACTILE

A knitted fox scarf. As worn by Alicia Boshoff‘s Selkie.

September 16, 2016 / / BLOG