(Mixed media installation including paper, gut and tape. Dimensions variable)
Exhibited at the group exhibition Domestic curated by Melissa Mboweni and Jacki McInnes at Goethe on Main, August 2009.
A recent study by INTERPOL revealed that approximately 1380 women are (reportedly) raped in South Africa daily. This means that on average in South Africa a woman is raped every 17 seconds (Volgelman and Lewis, Centre for the study of violence and reconciliation, available online at www.csvr.org.za). One thousand three hundred and eighty was made in response to these shocking statistics. The work comprises of 1380 paper lilies which, when presented together, make this horrific number tangible. The act of making each lily can be understood as a poignant meditation on the women who are victims of the culture of violence in which we live.