Sandy de Kock
Opening: November 6 5:30 pm
Viewing: November 6 until November 16
Tswana for Kgalagadi,(in the San language) “The Waterless Place”
9000kmsq of vast area covered by red sands bordering Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
My new body of work draws inspiration from the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa.
This is where I found my ‘Desert Roses’ many decades ago.
These are clusters of crystal, gypsum and barite, including sand grains, formed by millennia of sand, wind, and heat.
Each cluster of rose-like formation is said to contain a spirit guardian, and is used as a talisman for protection and energy flow.
It is said that they help improve life by incorporating new information and knowledge.
This has indeed been so for me. These works are a foray into abstract, geometrics, memories of my home continent, and the mysteries of nature. My underlying love of colour and form is a constant.