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August 2017

CONNECTIONS

August 16th, 2017|

I connect very deeply with the thoughts of Kazantzakis. During a 2 month stay at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, during December 2007 and January 2008, I had ample opportunity to study his

AFFINITY WITH THE BRAVE

August 12th, 2017|

'Sometimes you notice the actions of, or read the words written by others (mostly those you have never met before) and yet, you instantly feel an affinity with them in this parallel universe.In this invisible

ALCHEMY – TRANSFORMATION

August 11th, 2017|

'To transform yourself into a golden being,  you have to feed on the gold  which can be found absolutely everywhere. However, the simple secret to achieve success,  is that you have to be hungry enough to look for it  and

RESTRICTIONS

August 10th, 2017|

Even though I may not want to go anywhereand even though I may not need to go somewhere,I deeply resent it when any one creates an obstruction,or imposes a restriction, on my freedom of movement.The

July 2017

SURVIVAL

July 24th, 2017|

SURVIVALThe velvet glove must transform the gentle hand into an iron fist...... 

PAYING ATTENTION & ANTICIPATION

July 23rd, 2017|

PAYING ATTENTION & ANTICIPATION (revival/resurrection/restoration/renaissance)It commences when you keep on keeping things in mind..... and then eventually welcome the neglected connection, by opening the door..... following that, you are drawn to touch, handle, explore, cleanse,

June 2017

BEST INTENTIONS

June 29th, 2017|

'What is more delightful for an artist, than to squeeze paint from a brand new tube?However, your best intentions cannot prevent tubes of paint to eventually become and look grubby and indeed it becomes rather

VISION

June 14th, 2017|

Why must the wheel be re-invented?I am attracted to people with vision and compassion.In the distant past I quickly came to realize that very few individuals even 'see' or 'look' properly and that expecting them

May 2017

BABEL

May 7th, 2017|

BABEL  Wanneer mens ure lank in afsondering voor jou esel staan, is dit noodsaaklik en ook verfrissend, om af en toe 'n draai te gaan stap in die veld.   Hierdie tyd van die jaar bekoor

March 2017

CAPTIVITY

March 13th, 2017|

There's a chasm between 'taking care of' and 'captivity'.

‘BUTTERFLIES & LIES’

March 9th, 2017|

'BUTTERFLIES & LIES' Have you noticed how they dip their wings to tantalize and tease and brush their soft velvety skin against yours.... adoringly they admire your uniqueness, your delicate shape, your scent and intoxicating

January 2017

PRECIOUS INDEED…..

January 6th, 2017|

PRECIOUS CIRCLE & THE MANDELA'S RETURN HOMEMIXING (FAMILY) BUSINESS & PLEASURE  On the 5th November 2013, (exactly one month before Mandela passed away) I delivered 54 art pieces for my solo exhibition at the Pretoria

October 2016

September 2016

NEW YORK 2000 – Nine-eleven 2001

September 11th, 2016|

It was October 2000 and I was on a week long, whirlwind business trip to New York and Miami before my premiere 2 month sojourn at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris (November &

SAINT TERESA 4 September 2016

September 3rd, 2016|

Pope Francis will declare Blessed Teresa of Kolkata a saint at the Vatican Sept. 4, 2016                                                               MOTHER TERESA  Miraculous Events and Treasured Mementos In 1970, after completing my high school education, I enrolled as a student

August 2016

RAISON D’ETRE – STOP!

August 30th, 2016|

I discovered this little essay which was written on 22/02/2007, 15:00pm (It seems as though this battle has raged within me, as far as I can remember)We are constantly expanding our capacity. We crave new

FACILE PHOTOGRAPHY FUN

August 19th, 2016|

I was playing around in my glorious studio and started photographing some objects.Blissfully it's the time of year when the poppies are blooming in our garden and I always have at least one of them

July 2016

‘SEEING THE LIGHT’

July 31st, 2016|

'Sometimes an artist intuitively and unintentionally becomes the midwife of a little gem. I cannot help but admire and respect these adventurers for their bravery and insistence on barging into this world uninvited, in order to

ADDED VALUE

July 16th, 2016|

My paintings are created with pigment.I have never even considered the absurd notion that certain paintings could be superior because of the amount, or the specific shade of pigment I may have applied.Value is added

NOT NICE

July 15th, 2016|

I feel shattered today...... senseless and unexpected atrocities, have once again, devastated innocent civilians and the world at large.The brutality is chilling.I could feel the excruciating pain, as I saw images of the remains of

‘EARS ARE FOR KISSING’

July 6th, 2016|

‘EARS ARE FOR KISSING’Aquarelle on paper Paris 2007 90 mm x 140 mm Whenever I visit Paris, I stay in the Cité Internationale des Arts. I’ve noticed that on all three occasions I’ve been there so far,

June 2016

May 2016

NO EXCEPTION

May 27th, 2016|

I always receive unexpected gifts when I go for my customary walk. Today was no exception.A car approached me from behind and I braced myself for the anticipated wave of stifling fumes that would temporarily

March 2016

DIVINE INTERVENTION

March 30th, 2016|

His Eminence Damaskinos Papandreou, hosted the event where I received the Panathinaiki Lifetime Achievement Award 16 January 2016. Little did he suspect on this day, that in slightly more than 2 months he would be