Making art is an indescribable urge to create something, to see where it can lead. Art breaks the norm as it empowers me to bring to life an idea from within myself. This idea then manifests itself in a physical object which in turn has the potential to be shared with the world.
Their interactive work speaks to our relation of perception in this digitized era. Through visual feedback loops and strategically placed mirrors they question the fragmented image social and digital media presents to us.
The title references a duality, of that what you are seeing being a suggested resemblance of something else, something very familiar in this digital age.
Lets all that plasma from our life-giving fiery orb bring us good vibes and vibrations!!
What I think I am touching on is something ancient. Something as old as humanity or even the human condition itself.
Origin – How stones predate everything, even glass.
New frontiers are being scaled through my current creative trajectory.
Interaction is of utmost importance in my work, beckoning the spectator to come closer…
An average day in our contemporary social-connected society is filled with thousands of images, ideas, concepts. All secondhand info. All seen through filtered hand-held battery operated lenses.
We hope that you can join us for these openings or enjoy the exhibitions during their run till mid July.
It is that time of year again when one checks the mailbox more regularly. Problem is that you find all those bills first and then… with great anticipation the latest copy of New Glass Review is there!
Although Susie J. Silbert (curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass) sent me a congratulatory letter in January the excitement to have a hard copy in your hand is unprecedented. I didn’t know which work got selected.
Schiesheim Session made it! Thank you so much! It is an honor and privilege to be selected for such a prestigious publication which annually informs global trends in art and sculpture made with glass in its myriad forms, shapes, techniques and narrative.
It is also a proud moment to represent South Africa but also Africa on an international platform. I hope to see more voices participating and challenge global trends with our own flavor of glass.
A big thank you goes out to Samuel Weisenborn for allowing me to hammer, drill, cut, saw, grind and polish in his kick ass studio and workshop in Schiesheim, Germany to make this wonderful and fun sculpture!