In 2013 I had a solo exhibition titled “Anomaly” at Arts on Main in the Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.
The show was held at Parts & Labour .
– a deviation/departure from what is normal or expected –
Our perception of the world and our powers of observation are shifting. In the new global village we consume and disperse vast amounts of second-hand information through PC’s, smart-phones, and television. But despite our enhanced interconnectivity we are more estranged from reality and each other than ever before.
Through this collection of interactive sculptural lenses, Anomaly offers the mind’s eye an altered view of our world. Using time-honoured traditional cold-working techniques, solid blocks of optical crystal are transformed into unique viewfinders.
Each step in creating an Anomaly is done by hand, from the delicate process of shaping and carving to the final 10-stage finish and polishing.
I manipulate angles of clarity, reflection and distortion to compel the viewer to look at the glass, but see the world within.