I'm reminded of my exhibition 'Responses' where I produced a body of work that 'aimed to capture some of the issues I found and still find myself grappling with; the inconsistencies, contradictions and paradoxes in me and the fact that I move between two very different worlds. The developing and the developed. The fact that I have a self indulgent and superficial side which attempts to remain thus even when confronted by the hugely uncomfortable issues that arise in this unsettled but beautiful continent.'This body of work (which you can see on the past work 2008 page) was inspired by this and the 'realization that often times it is too much to expect resolution, and in those instances, the step to take is to recognize the anomalies and to hold them.' This work was that holding.
So this guilty secret, the fact that there's a part of me that wants everything in the shop 'VV Rouleaux' in London. They sell the most exquisite trimmings you have ever seen and I am ashamed to say that this self indulgent and superficial side of me could easily spend the rest of my days lying on a bed of VV Rouleaux trimmings drunk on pom poms and dressed in ribbon and tassels. However... it seems obscene spending over R2000 on a tassel. Indeed, the tassels in the middle picure below cost just that! Isn't that a common monthly wage for many people in South Africa. How absolutely bizarre when you think about it.