My Inspiration

THE OPENNESS TO ACCIDENTS

My inspiration comes from many places. When I taught Graphic Design at AAA School of Advertising, I used to encourage my students to see the waste, the throwaways, the carelessly cut out pieces of a design as sources of inspiration. Being open to the chaos of the creative process, remaining playful and spontaneous, I feel are really important. These off cuts (pictured) from a new body of work, have got my imagination captured - what can I do with these castaways? How will they present themselves in my work down the line?

18 May, 2018

 

May 25, 2018

I just had lunch with my friend Gabby, and was reminded of a story of how I got started on Streets Ahead. My child had a play date with "Snow Tiger" a friend of hers. I cut up a whole lot of coloured paper into triangles and said - "Let's see what you guys can make wit...

May 23, 2018

http://designnews.co.za/street-life-global-warming-and-weather-girls/

This article about my work was published yesterday. Thanks Barry Tyson for the writing, Yasser Booley for the portrait picture and Lauren Shantall (Scout PR) for the platform in Design News!

May 21, 2018

Yasser Booley has been taking portraits since I have known him. We met as neighbours in the Bo Kaap in 2000, and I have watched him grow into the most extraordinary photographer. He also make films... a medium he has embraced with passion. Thanks you for these beautifu...

April 17, 2018

I recently sold a large paper work measuring 1000 x 1500mm. It is always interesting when you scale up a small protoype of a series to something this big. It was really challenging to make - I had to be super accurate. The pieces were tricky to fit together in the seem...

May 3, 2016

 Sourcing paper and fitting them together is the most exciting part of my creative process - often when I find an iteresting piece of paper it sparks a whole new creative process. The paper pictured with the green dots was gifted to me - it is Nepalese handmade lokta p...

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