Wednesday, July 25, 2012

About Me

I am a sculptor and fabricator of beautiful structures.

Namibian by birth, residing in Cape Town, South Africa

I utilise my background knowledge in film industry fabrication to build on the client’s initial brief and create a visual ‘story’. Having had no formal art education so far, I see myself more as a craftswoman than an artist. I love the unique challenges every project brings as well as the process of finding the right solution. My projects have ranged from miniature sets, up to 9m bronze monuments, dinosaur museum displays and everything in between. Client collaboration is crucial during the fabrication process and I share a studio space with a colleague with whom I collaborate with on larger projects. We currently mentor and train two talented previously disadvantaged individuals during projects which I find very rewarding. 

My personal sculpting style is mostly realistic. In recent years, I have found my main medium to be plasticine clay as I cast most of my private work in bronze. I try to capture fleeting moments of everyday life that celebrate the humour, tragedy and beauty of life. My current focal point is children and pets with their quirky, humbling, honest ways and their ability to act as mirrors into our own soul.  

[0027] 72 553 5839

Work History

2018   Group-exhibition 'Winter-Life' @ Studio Art Gallery, Simonstown
           Sculpted lifesize bronze of  two prominent figures for NHM.

2017   Lifesize Oliver Tambo bronze unveiled in Reggio Emilia/Italy-collaboration

           Lead sculptor along with Tania Lee on a 9meter bronze-unveiling date to be confirmed.
           Lead sculptor along with Tania Lee on a 7 meter bronze sculpture-unveiling to be confirmed.
           Art Director on Miniatures commercial in collaboration with Tulips&Chimneys

2016    Sculpted lifesize bronzes of Bertha Mkhize and Govan Mbeki for NHM
            Fabricated interactive Museum displays for National Earth Science Museum           

2015  Assisted Tania Lee in the sculpting of a 6m Mandela bronze, now standing in  

2014  Exhibiting fine-art pieces at 'Art on Church' in Stellenbosch who will also be representing my   
           work at the Art Fair at the Waterfront  27 Feb-2 March.
          Assisted Tania Lee with lifesize bronze for NHM
2013  Nominated for a Kyknet Fiesta award of theatre design for facial character masks done on 
             the theatre play 'Pruttel'.
          Sculpted lifesize bronze 'Ray Alexander' for National Heritage Monument (NHM).

2012  Worked at Weta Workshop (New Zealand, Wellington) on various film projects including ‘The Hobbit’-An Unexpected Journey/The Desolation of Smaug/ There and Back Again

2011  Designed and built full facial character masks for the FTHK theatre production ‘Benchmarks’.   
          Project managed and built forced perspective miniatures for Ribena Commercial in collaboration with Shy the Sun.

2010  Built various theatre props including Bunraku puppet for FTHK theatre production.          
          Built Miniature sets for Mnet/Cinema commercials with Shy the Sun Productions
          Produced  a Bronze Sculpture commissioned by Gondwana Collection(Namibia)

2009  Worked as part of a team on South African Dinosaur dioramas for Iziko Natural History Museum of Cape Town
          Group Exhibition ‘Sculptures in Space’ in Windhoek: FNCC, 12th October 
          Sculpture exhibition in Berlin: artSPACE Berlin, 1st May.
          Four(4) month scholarship from initiative.
          Co-founder of Atreides Sculpture Works studio.

2007 Designed ,sculpted and project managed the making of Karakul Monument (Keetmanshoop/Namibia) for 100years Karakul Industry Celebrations

2004-06 Worked on various projects in the South African film and theatre industry as a props fabricator, sculptor, scenic(painter)
            Projects  include: 10 000BC, Skorpion King2, Curse of the Ring, Discovery Channel commercial, New York Exhibit of antique Eastern devises, ‘Jazzart dance company’ theatre props, Amakhosi circus costume

2003  Diploma in Make-up for Film and TV (Cape Town)

2002  Worked in the Entomology Department at the National Museum of Namibia, illustrating Butterflies  

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