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Boom van my Lewe
(Tree of my Life)

Artwork date(s): July 2009 - January 2010

Paul Schutte
Heilna du Plooy  - transcribed by
Louisemarie Combrink  - translated by


Description: 12 separate textile pages, each consisting of three layers and a sleave at the back for a rod. A display mechanism with 12 movable arms facilitates paging. The book is housed in a textile bag

Medium: Assorted commercial textiles, plastic, hand dyed textiles, cotton thread, variegated and metallic thread. Machine pieced and quilted.
Measurements: 900mm
Inscription: Signed and dated by the artist in hand embroidery
Edition: Unique

Type: South African Artists Book


Reference noteEach page has a title and a poem in Afrikaans and English.

Collection(s): The artist

Exhibition notesIncluded on the exhibition 'Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page', exhibited at WOORDFEES 2010. Archive Room in JS Gericke Library, University of Stellenbosch, 1st - 6th March 2010; The Gallery of the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 15th April - 13th May 2010; the FADA Gallery, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, 12th 30th July 2010.

Ref: DP10/09









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