LIVING IN PROCESS /2002     Chelsea Gallery – Cape Town     In wanting to live life to its fullest, one tends to crave for new and more exciting experiences. By piling up these new worldly stimuli, we filter through only what we perceive ourselves to be and what we want others to see, thus creating a kind of prism that reflects our inner being.    Through my work, I would like to peel off these layers of perception one by one, dissecting and studying them, and to understand the process we call life. To me it is not so much the quantity of these life experiences that create the soul, but the way in which understanding – or at least trying to – these layers is reached. This is also a process of growth.    By reaching back to the beginning and reliving (or even imagining) certain moments, combining them for perspective, one not only studies oneself, but also discovers the essence and fibre of one’s being. To me, life as a process is not only defined by layering my experiences, but also by means of introspection, combining the search for new and understanding the old. This can only be done by slowing down the process, halting or even reversing it.    The aim is for renewal to take place, by discarding the old, and to make ‘space’ for a fresh mindset and new challenges. A metaphor for processing old issues, shedding skin and containing and preserving the core of life, is the use of found objects. The use of Perspex in layers is a metaphor for living in process and is simultaneously ambiguous because of the simplification of life.              
       
     
Living in process
       
     
Joy
       
     
Puzzled
       
     
LOOK ME IN THE EYE
       
     
Untitled
       
     
Nee!
       
     
Neglect
       
     
UNTITLED
       
     
Mamma moenie my oorbeskerm nie
       
     
Mother earth
       
     
Recycle
       
     
Obsessive layering
       
     
Collecting souls
       
     
Making history
       
     
Making history - detail
       
     
Bottled up
       
     
  LIVING IN PROCESS /2002     Chelsea Gallery – Cape Town     In wanting to live life to its fullest, one tends to crave for new and more exciting experiences. By piling up these new worldly stimuli, we filter through only what we perceive ourselves to be and what we want others to see, thus creating a kind of prism that reflects our inner being.    Through my work, I would like to peel off these layers of perception one by one, dissecting and studying them, and to understand the process we call life. To me it is not so much the quantity of these life experiences that create the soul, but the way in which understanding – or at least trying to – these layers is reached. This is also a process of growth.    By reaching back to the beginning and reliving (or even imagining) certain moments, combining them for perspective, one not only studies oneself, but also discovers the essence and fibre of one’s being. To me, life as a process is not only defined by layering my experiences, but also by means of introspection, combining the search for new and understanding the old. This can only be done by slowing down the process, halting or even reversing it.    The aim is for renewal to take place, by discarding the old, and to make ‘space’ for a fresh mindset and new challenges. A metaphor for processing old issues, shedding skin and containing and preserving the core of life, is the use of found objects. The use of Perspex in layers is a metaphor for living in process and is simultaneously ambiguous because of the simplification of life.              
       
     

LIVING IN PROCESS /2002

Chelsea Gallery – Cape Town

In wanting to live life to its fullest, one tends to crave for new and more exciting experiences. By piling up these new worldly stimuli, we filter through only what we perceive ourselves to be and what we want others to see, thus creating a kind of prism that reflects our inner being.

Through my work, I would like to peel off these layers of perception one by one, dissecting and studying them, and to understand the process we call life. To me it is not so much the quantity of these life experiences that create the soul, but the way in which understanding – or at least trying to – these layers is reached. This is also a process of growth.

By reaching back to the beginning and reliving (or even imagining) certain moments, combining them for perspective, one not only studies oneself, but also discovers the essence and fibre of one’s being. To me, life as a process is not only defined by layering my experiences, but also by means of introspection, combining the search for new and understanding the old. This can only be done by slowing down the process, halting or even reversing it.

The aim is for renewal to take place, by discarding the old, and to make ‘space’ for a fresh mindset and new challenges. A metaphor for processing old issues, shedding skin and containing and preserving the core of life, is the use of found objects. The use of Perspex in layers is a metaphor for living in process and is simultaneously ambiguous because of the simplification of life.

 

 

 

Living in process
       
     
Living in process

Oil on acrylic sheet
800 X 125 mm
2002

Joy
       
     
Joy

Oil on acrylic sheet
730 X 420 mm
2002

Puzzled
       
     
Puzzled

Oil on acrylic sheet
550 X 460 mm
2002

LOOK ME IN THE EYE
       
     
LOOK ME IN THE EYE

Oil on acrylic sheet
530 X 540 mm
2002

Untitled
       
     
Untitled

Oil on perspex
2002

Nee!
       
     
Nee!

Oil on acrylic sheet
430 X 650 mm
2002

Neglect
       
     
Neglect

Oil and mixed-media on acrylic sheet
755 X 1125 mm
2002

UNTITLED
       
     
UNTITLED

Mixed-media & found object
400 X 250 mm
2002

Mamma moenie my oorbeskerm nie
       
     
Mamma moenie my oorbeskerm nie

Mixed-media and found object
400 X 250 mm
2002

Mother earth
       
     
Mother earth

Mixed-media and found object
400 X 250 mm
2002

Recycle
       
     
Recycle

Mixed-media and found object
400 X 250mm
2002

Obsessive layering
       
     
Obsessive layering

Mixed-media , resin on layers of acrylic sheets
800 X 1000mm
2002

Collecting souls
       
     
Collecting souls

Mixed-media on layers of acrylic sheets
420 X 520 mm
2002

Making history
       
     
Making history

Mixed-media, resin and found objects on acrylic sheet
300 X 1230 mm
2002

Making history - detail
       
     
Making history - detail

Mixed-media, resin and found objects on acrylic sheet
300 X 1230 mm
2002

Bottled up
       
     
Bottled up

Oil on acrylic sheets and found objects
2002