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Monday
Aug252014

Problem Bowls

I have been collecting flyers advertising the services of traditional healers (Sangomas) for some years now. These flyers normally handed out at traffic lights advertise to cure all sorts of 'ailments' ranging from debt to ill health to lack of sexual performance.

The flyers even promise to get rid of & harness the power of a mythical creature called the Tokoloshe.  Unscrupulous individuals pretend to be genuine healers, distribute these flyers and often damage the lives of innocent people. 

 I used a daisy punch used by crafters to cut daisy shapes out of the flyers that I then assembled in ceramic bowls. The traditional flower meaning for the daisy is purity and innocence.  The theme of wishes - or unfulfilled wishes comes up repeatedly in this exhibition.