Author Archives: Reviva

insights/conversations growing out of drawing

Adding colour to another depressing but strangely satisfyingly shaped haul of washed-up trash. Why I like these battered shapes…something lodging in the primitive brain, I suspect. Perhaps a kind of gestalt. I move closer and closer to the two greats … Continue reading

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leafing

A matter of focus…shadows throw doubt on the matter. These are plume poppies. Their wildly serrated leaf margins, a giddy dance for the eye, contrast with their calm, green-grey openness, like palms being held up for us to read.

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Hopeful Soapful

Castile soap ( 100% olive oil soap ) made by us, curing for the required 6 weeks,  6 months, whatever. It was a bit of a rocky process that went from failure to hope to failure to hope a few … Continue reading

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Practicing scales before the big day

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An exhibition in waiting

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Noospheric Nights – A poem

The post below is illustrated with 2 paintings that are currently listed on my website under the heading Paintings and will be on exhibition at 6 Spin Street, Cape Town, for the month of October. The opening is on 5 … Continue reading

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Exhibition of new paintings: noospheric* nights

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Opening of Exhibition at 6 Spin Street

   

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Artist’s statement

For Ulrich who would have been here like a shot and whom I am going to miss forever. Everything’s a story. My life, a myriad of stories trailing behind me: childhood, MA in Fine Art, my husband and two sons, … Continue reading

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Ship on a mantelpiece

If you look very carefully at the framed print above Peter’s ship you might spot the sea captain’s ship on his mantelpiece. Thank you Shirley for sending us this from the Edward Ardizzone exhibition in London.

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