Wednesday 16 November 2011
The next splendid artist on my list is Claudette Schreuders. I have loved her work so long time it hurts! She follows an amazing process in making her sculptures which begins with quick sketches, is documented in lithographs and then culminates in 2 weeks of carving. There is a lovely description of her influences and technique here
Isn't she beautiful, the muted palette once again but then the red shoes. Oh I am so partial to red shoes and these are shiny Mary Janes, temptation shoes, dancing shoes, storybook shoes.
Her work is also autobiographical and I am very interested in the subtle exploration of self and the environment that we are born into geographically and emotionally and physically. We share a place - a country - motherhood - being a separate person - a maker.