Type of book work: Unique / sculptural book-object (one-of-a-kind)
Artist's / designer's statements
'Bound' explores the relationship between identity and hair; natural and artificial; and preservation and decay.
Johandi du Plessis is a Junior Lecturer in Drawing, Painting and Installation and Sculpture at the Department of Fine Arts, University of the Free State, and is currently busy with her Masters in Fine Arts. Du Plessis received her BA Fine Arts from the University of the Free State in 2014 in Installation and Sculpture.
Du Plessis' art research involves an interdisciplinary approach, intermixing art with science, sociology and design. Her work stretches across various media, which almost always culminates into large installations, typically including artist books, sculptural, video, drawing and photographic material. Her research process is essential, inasmuch that her art-making process itself becomes inseparable from the work.