Dream catch 3
Dream catch 3
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W: 1600mm x H: 1760mm x D: 25mm
W: 63" x H: 69" x D: 1"
Approx. Weight: 15kg
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This is a large painting, with a lot of texture, the background has been layered with paper mache to create a uneven feel, the rich red colour was created by using pure pigments, it is a very rich work of art, very decorative and would make a very lovely interior piece, i would recomend to get it framed, it would make this painting look extremely valuable.
The silver water,flowing down over the fish creates a illusion of swimming and going with the current in the water.
To realy appreciate this work of art it must been seen in real life, the photo doesn't come close, you can actually rub your hand over the texture. When light shines on it it reflects in a water kind of way, always giving you a water/shimmer effect.
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Mariette was born in 1969 in Springs, Gauteng. She works under the name Flowie in a wide variety of mixed media, always observing and picking up interesting shapes, textures colours etc. her passion is earth, rocks, sand, bushman paintings, fossils, bones, animals, insects, plants etc. All of these being an expression of how she perceives life around her.
During her training as a clothing designer she ecquired knowledge of figure drawing, colour and textures. This ability proved to be of great ddvantage when she became aware of the intriguing expressions f the 'Xam people' (Bushman) in their Rock Art, while visiting sites known for this art form. Spiritual symbols in geometric forms which they used to communicate through in trance dancing, fascinated her and inspired her to use these symbols to create paintings with a strong modern feel but with a very ancient spiritual connotation. Her love for nature, people and experiences made her very creative and original.
She is also currently expressing herself in a surprising variety of styles, media and techniques depicting natural forms and concepts in an original and authentic manner. Her work mirror creation itself as she experiences it. It is therefore not an academic rendition of her subject, but a very natural product of her own perceptions and use of media. Her painting attempt to put into concrete form her own arresting and fleeting visions. As such the work expresses a profound sensuality which clearly speaks to the observer.
Art 1, permenant exhibition
Riebeeck kasteel gallery
Solo exhibition Gerard Cloete Gallery July 2007
National diploma in fashion design
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