You cannot put a fire out; a thing that can ignite
Can go, without a fan, upon the slowest night.
You cannot fold a flood, and put it in a drawer,-
Because the winds would find it out, and tell your cedar floor
The History of Precaution
La La Land
After the Deluge
“Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”
George Orwell, 1984
The Pastel Riot
Throughout my life, certain experiences have shaped me from one state of being into another. Lately the phrase ‘Collision Theory’ keeps popping up as a metaphor while I paint.
Taking one for Team
The Creative Act ( It's brutal, man!)
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Punch above your Weight Class
All you need are striking socks and Club Membership
Leda, some things aren't taught in books
No one talks about the Bremen Incident
In this house, everyone does chores, genius
The point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change.
Detail, Tipping Piont
In 2017, Anna-Carien won the South African Portrait Society’s Living Portrait Master Competition with 'Die Poort', a portrait of her mother.
Die Poort (Mamma)
Mother in Law
Frederik and Alexander
The Artist's Husband
Loss is part of life.
The resulting 'blank space' is as powerful as the physicality that once filled it. It is the mark of significant absence and, like a phantom limb, is felt daily.
In the aftermath, thoughts are reevaluated, orbiting adjusted paths around the new non-entity.
To grasp futility, a cold blank space
The signifying power of absence
Words grow shorter as the void grows deeper
Through The Shadow 2
Through The Shadow 4
Through the Shadow 1
There is wisdom in knowing when to don your armour, and when to bare it all.
And the Wisdom to know the difference 1
And the Wisdom to know the difference 2
And the Wisdom to Know the difference 3
A Quiet Rebellion 1
A Quiet Rebellion 2
“I have never agreed with my other self wholly. The truth of the matter seems to lie between us.”
The Truth, second version
The Truth, first version
Sweet sixteen and a cloud of unknowing...
Your younger self would never believe the stories the older you has seen unfold.
Womens War Memorial
Womens War Memorial, Bloemfontien
When men go to war, women remain and nurture life. When times are truly tough, collapsing in despair is not an option. This is a painting of my inner circle. These women keep me upright when times are hard.
A series of self-portraits.
Bringing my thoughts, words and actions into alignment. Just as there is co-ordinated movement of the two eyes to focus on the image of a single point, so I try to move towards a comfortable unity of inner and outer selves.