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The artist entered the world of art through an unusual experiment with creative play in an attempt to discover the 'inner other', treating the canvas consciously as a mirror.
"From the start I was fascinated by the creative process, by the process of projecting, giving shape to unconscious content and interacting with something that responds to my actions."
Amanda Botha in DeKat May 2016: "In Wilna van der Walt's work she gives expression to the inner consciousness of healing powers that find expression in the creative fervency. She opens herself to tell her story on canvas within the rich chaos of inner perceptions.
"Her palette becomes the medium and her canvas the reportage of her psychic journey, and the answer to her continuous inner dialogue. Like the writer Milan Kundera, she finds in her work 'the unbearable lightness', and she can turn her 'sunflowers' to the light like Vincent van Gogh. Each of these paintings has its own life - a part of the greater puzzle of truths that form part of a wider cosmic understanding."
Solo exhibition was at UCT Irma Stern Museum, May 2016.
Group exhibition Cape Gallery May 2017
Solo exhibition Breytenbach Gallery Wellington, February 2018.
Group exhibition Cape Gallery 2018 and 2019
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