Category: VISUAL

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“I don’t know if you’re aware of this, Josephine, but African parrots, in their native homes of the Congo, they only speak French?”

June 28, 2017 / / VISUAL
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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

May 6, 2017 / / VISUAL

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

April 22, 2017 / / VISUAL


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January 9, 2017 / / VISUAL



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


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



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


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!)

February 18, 2016 / / VISUAL


Veiled Lacy Frog

Minette Visser


Collage on cardboard, Bleach&Ink on Tracing Paper

297 x 350 mm

February 9, 2016 / / VISUAL

With a final lick of paint to integrate the green scales with the red box, this little dragon is done. Previously mentioned here.DragonBox000

Dragon Box

Minette Visser


Mixed media (Take-out box, oil on canvas paper, acrylic, lace, dirt)

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Veiled Apple Minette Visser 2014 Oil on Canvas 15 x 20 cm

July 6, 2015 / / VISUAL