Flow Motion: Please Pass me The Replay Button, a series on the irretrievable
I am a photo expressionist. As an avid photographer, I take pictures of people I come across by chance or unexpected scenarios. Over the past ten years I have taught myself how to manipulate photographs I take into artworks to express my ideas and feelings. I have developed this unique technique by not being exposed to the constraints of the formal digital approaches, which I find more exact. The process served as therapy to me.
In this series I deal with irretrievable loss. I have lost a child to mental illness, we lose partners, we lose our youth, our memory, historical events cause loss, tangible in South Africa, we lose species, we destroy natural resources. I find this irretrievable loss a painful inevitability of life, watching part of our existence flow away like water through fingers, never to get back, and it interests me how we fill the voids left because of this loss through materialism, sport, dedication to body image, creativity, learning, religion, etc. There is such forceful perseverance to survive in humanity, enhanced by humour and goodwill.