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The kink in me

Artwork date(s): 2010

Claudette Maskell

Medium: Paper, raw silk, embroidery
Measurements: 210mm, oblong
Edition: Unique

Type: South African Artists Book

Place publication: (Potchefstroom, RSA)
Publisher: The artist

Reference noteThis book entitled The kink in me visually tells the story of my journey of acceptance. This acceptance deals with both my physical appearance (more specifically my unruly hair) and the myth surrounding my heritage. It is a humorous look at my childhood and the legend which surrounds the women in my family. The digital illustrations in the beginning of the book represent the tangibility of photographs which remind me of my childhood and past. As the story progresses, the illustrations become less digitally altered and more tactile. The printing process almost done away with completely. In this way my journey into adulthood is symbolised by these pages. As I mature, I learn to accept the world the way it is, without trying to alter my own point of view in exchange for another.

Exhibition notesIncluded on the exhibition 'Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page', exhibited at WOORDFEES 2010. Archive Room in JS Gericke Library, University of Stellenbosch, 1st - 6th March 2010; The Gallery of the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 15th April - 13th May 2010; the FADA Gallery, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, 12th 30th July 2010.

Ref: DP10/49

Images courtesy Wessie van der Westhuizen NWU
Total images: 3

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