Work to be displayed in the War Museum Memorial in Bloemfontein later this year.Remembering the women and children in concentration camps.
These women are but distant memories, they move in our visual memories like ghosts from the past but their collective suffering is and will always be emotionally fresh as humanity continues to perpetuate atrocities on itself. I chose the colours as a way of expressing the vagueness of our memories and even the camp names are slowly fading away. The long plinth can speak of the queues, the coffins, the shuffle of feet as they wait for ....... The circle (target on the back of one woman) is a symbol for the fact that the women were targeted by the British as a means to an end. My husband was dying of cancer at the time I was working on this piece, the angst of what I was going through is clearly translated into my work and so my suffering mirrors the women’s suffering.
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