Someone to listen

This is an old one that I came across while going through my backups yesterday. Sometimes you just need someone to listen, right? Happy Monday!


Contribution to 168 hours …

So the artworks are handed in and now the countdown begins. 168 hours is almost here … so if you’re going to Aardklop, pop by the Snowflake building and have a look at the exhibition, I’m sure the curators are going to do something interesting with all the works they have received (there are 20 participating artists)

Here are a few (not all) of the ones I’ve submitted. These are them before printing, so not at their “now I’m really done” stage. I usually print and then continue working over them with paint, pencil and varnish. So, they’ll look slightly different on show. I’ve also contributed a paper sculpture. If my maths is right, here’s my 8.4 hour contribution.



Friday morning motivation

I’ve spent the last few days working on stuff for 168 hours, an exhibition I’m taking part in at Aardklop. And, for some reason I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my process. How I used to work, how I work now, how my ways of thinking, processing thoughts and creating images has changed over the last few years. I’ve had one recurring thought during this whole process.

When I was in my second year of study, I was fortunate to have class with Diane Victor. I learnt a lot, I worked a lot … I stressed  lot! But there was something she said back then that stuck with me and that,  years after finishing my studies, only feels like it’s really coming into realization now …

You have to wake up and like your work, because no one else is going to do it for you.**

Happy Friday.

** This is how I remember it – my memory might be tainted. But the effect is the same.

168 hours


I’m taking part in an exhibition at Aardklop entitled 168 hours. Have a look at (and like) their Facebook page, where info on the exhibition is available alongside  images of the artists’ creative processes. The exhibition is curated and organised by participating artists, Magdel van Rooyen and Martli Vaandrager (Jansen van Rensburg), who describe the show as:

… an exhibition comprising of twenty artists, ranging from illustrators to sculptors. Each artist received the task to express seven moments over seven days. The result is seven, two dimensional art pieces and one three dimensional piece. In conversation with these seven moments the artist photographed associated images which are posted on the 168 Hours Facebook page. These photos are viewed in relation to each tactile two-dimensional piece. The viewer is encouraged to view the exhibition while simultaneously logging onto the Facebook page, inviting them to partake in the artist’s process. No theme or guideline was provided apart from size restrictions, setting the stage for an honest surprise (2013).

Running Dates: 24 September 2013 to 28 September 2013

Venue: The Snowflake Building, Aardklop

Viewing hours: 08h00 – late