This experimental mixed media exhibition incorporates visual signaling devices from cultures in the east that often highlight universal needs for understanding our individual translation of reality. Taking inspiration from belief systems, history and gender, departure points include taboo subjects like threatened animal species that are slaughtered for dubious aphrodisiac qualities juxtaposed with benign elements inspired by nature which over time have influenced architecture and design.
Artist Veronica C Wilkinson has been influenced by her study and experience of and in cultures in the east. She was invited to visit India as a member of an international media specialist’s team in 2007 and wrote published accounts of that experience. The SA Art Times and other publications in South Africa and overseas commission specialized writing from time to time. Her first solo show was at the invitation of the senior curator at Stellenbosch University in 1991. She studied independently in Tokyo, London and Bangkok. Her travels were made possible by accompanying her husband, a merchant navy Captain aboard cargo ships and subsequent periods living in foreign cultures. Her interest includes archaeology, architecture, craft, performance and language. She participated in the Bo Kaap heritage mural project which can be seen at 93 Wale Street Cape Town.
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