I can't see the wood for the trees, so I'm taking a line for a very long walk
The title is loosely based on a Surrealist photograph and Paul Klee's definition of drawing. Yet, it could also refer to a stroll through a forest.
"I can't see the wood for the trees, so I'm taking a line for a very long walk" takes things that are already thereƒa little bit further. The space is reminiscent of a forest, though organic/natural elements are mostly absent or concealed under layers of mass-produced low-cost materials.
The exhibition is constructed largely from discarded materials in combination with typical craft-techniques such as crocheting and sewing. It is not an attempt to reconstruct reality, but rather a tongue-in-the-cheek rearrangement of everyday things. Thus, off-cuts from textbook plastic are crocheted into tree-like shapes and pebbles have delicately crocheted jerseys and unite to become a fair-sized monument (or pile of stones).
What do we define as NATURE/NATURAL?
Is it concrete objects, familiar things or things that we PERCEIVE to be real?
"I can't see the wood for the trees, so I'm taking a line for a very long walk" is an attempt to create an atmosphere AROUND the cultural context of everyday life.
It strives to give a second chance at imagining Reality.
Liza Grobler at João Ferreira, Paul Edmunds, ArtThrob Issue No. 75, November 2003