Group Exhibition – September 2018
Every year as much as 2 million people – more than half the population of greater Cape Town – are subjected to all forms of modern slavery. Almost 25% of these people are from Africa.
[ Limited Edition Series, Mixed media on found paper ]
A set of found printed maps, retrieved from a refuse bin, begged the question about what has changed so that these maps were no longer useful – discarded as if there was nothing there to find. They have been used and now made redundant.
The fragile nature of the paper, like the fragile human frame, is rich with potential. The names of the emblematic persons becomes something worthy to find: love, grace, peace. There is true value to be found in the representative individuals symbolized here, yet their fleeting images becomes a mere impression of a loved one…
This series of 12 illustrative portraiture works on recycled paper maps was created to emphasize the silent cry for help from individuals who face the harsh consequences of human trafficking today. Their cry is an appeal for help, for action, to stop the perpetrators, to save the victims. Virtually inaudible, the desperate plea goes up, “Find me!”
- Baraka (Meaning: Blessing)
- Dillon (Meaning: Faithfulness)
- Eesha (Meaning: Purity)
- Farah (Meaning: Joy)
- Grace (Meaning: Unmerited Favour)
- Mpho (Meaning: Gift)
- Rina (Meaning: Peace)
- Zoey (Meaning:
- Lerato (Meaning: Love)
- Danika (Meaning: Morning Star)
- Thabisa (Meaning: Joy Bringer)
- Lindiwe (Meaning: Waited For)
Included in “Portraits” – a First Thursday Exhibtion hosted by Knightsbridge Art.
Included in “Without Boundaries”, an Emerging Artists Exhibtion for the City of Cape Town’s Celebration of Africa Day.