suffering from both escapist tendencies and diabetes it is probably not strange at all that from an early age i was fixated on the extraordinary tales of jules verne and his prolific stories of journey and wonder. by the time i read them, they were more fiction than the science fiction of before but they still contained a quality that could transport a boy like me into a fantastic world beyond. born from curiosity in a time where these types of voyages were hardly possible, these novels were often illustrated with engravings to explain mr verne’s whimsies and the characters’ adventurous predicaments - inventing new machines, animals and entire worlds in an alternative reality that seemed so far fetched yet nearly possible was his gift. the imagery of otherness from those books remain and i look to them in inspiration at times when impossibilities threaten to become reality…
having received their latest sale catalogue, i’ve made my eclectic selection from the next stephan welz & co auction in cape town…i’m kinda getting with the oriental meets memphis look - both have a certain playfulness of shape
Since it’s nearly impossible to gauge each individual’s level of sensitivity or stupidity, I’d rather play it safe and classify this site as suitable for adults only. Although that term is still nebulous to me, the responsibility remains that of the viewer.
The identification and definition of creativity are two different things. Challenging conventional interpretations and perspectives expands its validity and effect. I am convinced that collaborations and participation across creative industries allow for discovering a greater realisation of our potential.
I love mixing styles and textures, media and materials. But I believe in respecting personality when it comes to choosing work. There is of course the investment angle which is too boring to discuss here….or anywhere really. It is important to remember that when you live with art, it should be alive to you. That is to say it needs to move you. You need to have an affair with it.
Starting with the roof over your head and the clothes on your back. These are the things we inhabit. Without entering into the fashion vs trend debate. They also shape our sensibilities and the way we present ourselves.
Whether colour or form is your thing. Pattern or plain. What we choose to live with can make our lives easier or more challenging. Consider your commitment and convince yourself.
Since Eden it has been a fascination, inspiration, an indulgence of kings and common gardeners, a joy. No home is complete without it. Whether you go for potted, landscaped or organic, dry or shade, just go for it.
Most of which are filed under S for sentimental. I respect that.
Heirlooms. Bargains. Souvenirs. Gifts. Curiosities. Found Objects. Impulse Buys.
Never hide what’s important or meaningful. Denial is a very ugly word.
Get to know yourself and others. As much as we live in the same world, everyone has their own version of it. Live up to yours, never fear your dreams and ideals lest they remain aspirations forever.