Title: Recipies for Disaster - Jan Smuts Teekoekies
Medium: Monotype with chine collé
Size: 25.5" x 19.5"
Edition size: 1/1
The ellipse is a pan, is an arena.
The smaller ellipses are teekoekies, are my daughters.
The koekie-cutter is inadequate.
The void where my koekie has fallen away invites escape, but also suggests a free fall into the abyss.
Erika Hibbert / Recipies for Disaster - Jan Smuts Teekoekies
Erika Hibbert's work is lyrical, technically accomplished and often biographical.The political and social accents in her work are always referred to, and derived from, her own life, so that in her work, the personal is the political. The artist demonstrates no interest in themes or subjects beyond her own orbit – but the surprise of the work is how the private and intimate examination of a life resonates with the largest and commonest of universal themes. In a process of understanding herself better, coming to terms with people she is connected to, and as a cathartic method of expelling her fears, she pulls and picks at her life’s experiences, measuring, weighing up and sifting, searching. Her artwork reflects a striving for balance between formal aesthetic considerations and the artist's intellectual response to relationships and events in her life.
Erika Hibbert was born in Johannesburg and completed her Fine Arts Degree at The University of Witwatersrand. In 2004 she moved to Botswana and then in 2009 she moved to Atlanta in the USA where she now works and exhibits. Her work is found in public, corporate and private collections around the world.