ASYLUM 2018

A childhood tale of madness, magic and a quirky town I called home. My bizarre Karoo childhood in Nelspoort, a rehabilitation center for the mentally ill in the ‘70s, not only sparked a lot of creativity, but also had a huge influence on my adult views of people in general. Using the pop-culture phenomenon of the film, "One flew over the cuckoo's nest" as metaphor, and actual hospital curtains as canvases, "Asylum" was not only a joyful, but also cathartic exhibition to make. 

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Souvenir of Madness

Embroidery on found object

45cm x 46cm

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Exhibition installation

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Birds of a feather

Mixed media on vintage hospital curtain on board

130cm x 75cm

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Asylum

Mixed medium on hospital curtain

(unstreched - This hangs as a curtain)

84cm x 168cm

Asylum - detail

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Cuckoo This

Mixed media on vintage hospital curtain on board

45cm x 60cm

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Nurses home 

Mixed media on vintage hospital curtain on board

45cm x 60cm

Sunday Best

Mixed media on vintage hospital curtain on board

45cm x 60cm

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Not Quite Cuckoo

Mixed media on vintage hospital curtain on board

45cm x 60cm

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Pink Cuckoo Too

Acrylic on vintage fabric on board

17cm x 30cm

Cuckoo Whisper

Acrylic on canvas

30cm x 40cm