Which new trends or South African artists do you find
inspiring at the moment?
I really enjoy
the use of raw material, recycled and found objects. I love any kind of new
inventive or creative process, I feel like it has always been that way.
Which South African deceased artist do you most admire
If you could only have one piece of art in your life,
what would it be?
It would be the
one still in my head that I have not produced yet, I believe it can shake the
How did you get started? Did you always want to be an
I never thought
of myself to be an artist and I don’t remember starting. I was just inclined to
create things from a young age, drawing in the sand and on everyday objects.
What are some of the key themes you explore in your
I have always
focused on socio-political and environmental issues. Also the role of women, the
value and treatment of women, and the life experienced by women living in our
What should people know about your art that they can’t
tell from looking at it?
That my art is
inspired by the love of music and that it is my intention that my works should
speak for themselves without my interpretation.
Tell us more about your creative process.
My work is a
reaction to the joy and difficulties which I face on daily basis. Each day is different
to the next – and my work reflects that. I work – and I live.
What drives you as an artist?
I am driven by
an innate, compulsive desire to create. And the huge amount of satisfaction I
derive from making my art: the wood cuts, my printmaking, my paintings – and
Do you have a favourite or most meaningful work?
I enjoy most
works of art and the one that is in my mind, waiting to be borne, I think it will always be the most meaningful.
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to
date? What are your
aspirations for the future?
To find myself ,
and to be able to find balance between my imagination and the work I create.
To create work that
is Universal and timeless