I love to make monoprints. This gives me the opportunity to work with actual fynbos plants as artmaking medium. These monoprints are made by using a homemade jelly slab. I use a roller to cover the fynbos plants with printing ink. I then print the plants directly onto paper, using my body as printing press. The plants sink into the jelly slab and the paper picks up the ink from the slab and the plants. I then work over the monoprint with mixed media to enhance the work or to add more detail.
While I am making art, I am always listening to the still voice within me to search deeper – to find the Spiritual meaning in the subjects I love and to whisper that into my art. I weave words and visual elements into my works – often hidden to the naked eye. I trust that my artworks will whisper hope and light into the homes of their new owners.