Day Lily #1
Day Lily #1
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W: 610mm x H: 460mm
W: 24" x H: 18"
Approx. Weight: 1kg
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About "Day Lily #1"
My recent sojourn within KwaZulu-Natal provided me with diverse and exotic blooms, energised by the extreme heat of that Province. Therein lay my inspiration to capture the vibrant, almost surreal nature of nature itself.('Day Lily #1' and 'Day Lily #2' are a MATCHING PAIR - I hope they sell as one entity!)
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Since early childhood, my eyes have been the windows for my Soul - I have been literally focused upon the objective observation and potential understanding of everything I have ever looked upon and have always claimed my instinctive need to two-dimensionally re-present the shapes and forms that I see. I naturally possess personal preferences of subject matter, especially in my paintings - It seems that my Soul has a special affinity with the human physical form. Therefore my work aims to expose and amplify the particularly fascinating aspects of human faces and human bodies as I see them. And therein lies the basic impetus for my continual striving - To provide a fresh look, a new slant, an originality of perception based within my imaginative reinterpretation and artistic design of any subject matter. And therein also lies my purpose as an artist....I possess a genuinely HONEST Soul and TRUTH is the keyword to my overall existence - However, having spent many decades devoted to the performing arts, my current presentational credo is this: "To capture audience attention, one must be original and imaginative; one must be an entertainment magician; and one should always provoke and stun one's audience!"....for therein may ultimately lie the reception of any 'messages' one attempts to transmit?
Aids Benefit Exhibition, Durban's Playhouse Theatre Complex - 1990
Nottingham Road 'Pink Festival' (KZN) - 2006
Combined 'Dance Theme' Exhbition, Johannesburg Civic Theatre - 2007
Works exhibited at: 'The Loft Lounge'(2007/2008)De Waterkant, Cape Town
Exhibition at: 'OBZ THEATRE CAFE' (February 2008) Observatory, Cape Town (February 2008)
Works shown at: Gay Pride Art Exhibition,(February 2008) ARTSCAPE, Cape Town
Exhibition at: 'MANHATTAN CAFE' (April 2008) De Waterkant, Cape Town
Displayed at: 'ART CAFE' (June-October 2008) De Waterkant, Cape Town
Solo Exhibition at: JOHANNESBURG RAND CLUB (November 2009)a charity benefit in aid of Theatre Benevolent Fund
Works currently on display at: 'EUPHEMISM ART GALLERY', MEYERTON
Post Graduate (Education - Fine Art and Drama)
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