My work draws on a bodily feminine narrative through media, method and content. Specifically, my work investigates my identity as a maturing woman in South Africa. My intensive process transfigures the convergence of history, biology and psyche. My sculptural forms and tapestries exemplify a singularly feminine mode of creation and therefore lends itself to fiber arts.
In my current artistic practise I have been working with merino wool and mohair. I started to think about agricultural systems and the relationship between the human (farmer, buyer, seller, crafter, coloniser) and sheep, as well as Angora goats. Merino wool and mohair is not a neutral material, but rather a complex one that speaks to a colonial legacy. I feel that through working in and with the material my understanding of these relationships have deepened. So, it is through the telling of this historical narrative that I find a way to realize and reimagine the space and its complexities around me.
Organism 7, unframed - R500
Organism 1, unframed - R500
Organism 2, unframed - R500
Oracle, Tapestry (pole included) - R2930
Red Spot, Woven Tapestry (framed) - R480
Untitled, Woven Tapestry (framed) - R480
Female Torso, sculpture - R3300