Creative Fisheries Posts

July 1, 2017 / / BLOG
June 28, 2017 / / VISUAL
June 18, 2017 / / VISUAL

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joy

The very first set of paintings I had up at an exhibition in a real art gallery (as opposed to the community hall) contained a panel where a hummingbird and a dragon play a macabre tug-of-war

June 1, 2017 / / BLOG
May 24, 2017 / / TACTILE

Star Realms is a super fun two-player card game. The only downside is that when we put on the card protector sleeves, they wouldn’t fit into the original box. And the life counters. The life counter cards don’t work. We had received the game as a gift, and included in the gift were two sets of 10-sided die. But we didn’t like this as life counters either.

So, lots of issues with Star Realms. The solutions?

First off, a new box:

Secondly

May 20, 2017 / / BLOG
May 10, 2017 / / TACTILE

I’ve recently taken up whittling. My very first attempt, a peg man, was not particularly…

May 6, 2017 / / VISUAL


My falcon is unequivocally, unambiguously, uncompromisingly a symbol for Artemis

April 22, 2017 / / VISUAL

OWL

March 14, 2017 / / VISUAL
March 1, 2017 / / BLOG
February 25, 2017 / / BLOG
February 8, 2017 / / VISUAL
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

hemelvoël

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…