Millie Wood Swanepoel RCST Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki and Working with Animals

Sculpture & Artwork. making jaberwocky

Sculpture & Artwork

Artist's Statement

Millie Wood Swanepoel is African and grew up on an isolated farm in Zimbabwe at a time when Africa was all that we image it to be. Since that time, the wildlife has diminished in numbers and Africa becomes more and more of a shell of what we envisage. This is the heart of her work.

This is not a sad tale, rather one of appreciation for the wildlife that has withdrawn, of observation of the boundary between human and animal. The scope of both these themes has become wider and no longer entirely African.

Appreciation of animals has often become loving humour that pursues the individuality, the character, the essence of animals, who use body language rather than words.

Throughout all this, it is the link between human and animal that is important; this link as a symptom of ourselves. The more diminished this link, the more blind we are to ourselves. Animals provide a context for our own interactions and behaviour. They remain a part of our lives though often unseen and not thought of.

Her abstract bag-like work is often mixed media with found objects e.g. horns, teeth, bones, wood, bark, metal is incorporated into the finished objects. The bag-like pieces are a statement about how humans are able to make pouches or containers from a variety of materials including animal skin. There is also a mystery of what a bag could contain. This is food for thought.

Technical Notes

Most pieces are hand built and most are fired to stoneware. Sometimes paper pulp or fibre glass is mixed into the slip and then fired.

Millie paints, makes collages and pieces from found objects that tell a story

GALLERY

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING OR VIEWING ANY OF THE ARTWORK OR SCULPTURES IN PERSON PLEASE CONTACT ME - TEXT/PHONE 07754 182 082 or
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BLACK AND CREAM VASE £50, decoration oxides and slips fired to stoneware. perfect for daffs and spring flowers

Sculpture & Artwork. black and cream vase


EXHIBITIONS

Millie Wood Swanepoel MA(RCA) BA Hons(1st)
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I hope you will enjoy viewing the work on offer this month

BEAUTIFUL PLATE £95 - Glazed and stoneware fired

Sculpture & Artwork. beautiful plate


Exploring a variety of materials to create art that conveys a message or story

The following images are a selection of her work over her long career as an artist and it continues........


CURVED BOWL- glazed and Stoneware fired - £75

Sculpture & Artwork. curved bowl


Take a look on www.milliewoodswanepoelart.com

Art works are for sale
SPLIT DISH (the kiln god had a hand in creating this piece) £65
my life in England

Sculpture & Artwork. split dish


HANGING IN THERE MONKEY- stoneware fired ( this monkey has lived and survived by hanging in there) £175

Sculpture & Artwork. monkey


SMOKED FISH - stains and smoke fired (dont we all like a bit of smoked fish?) £25

Sculpture & Artwork. smoked fish


STRAPPED OBJECT ( Intriguing painterly conversation piece)£125

Sculpture & Artwork. Strap bag


image BROWN BAG VASE filled with colourful blooms- tadda - glazed and stoneware fired £95

Sculpture & Artwork. brown bag vase £75


TRICOLOURED PLATE, glazed, stoneware fired wall piece £75

Sculpture & Artwork. tri colored plate


WHITE FOLDED BASKET - now this is fun?? stoneware fired matt white glaze with oxides £150

Sculpture & Artwork. white folded basket £150


TERRACOTTA CONTAINER simple textured brushed lightly with manganese oxides fired to earthenware temperature £65

Sculpture & Artwork. terracota container £65


BASKET WITH BLUE COIL - fill this abstract textured basket with cherries, blue berries or grapes, very nice!£95

Sculpture & Artwork. Basket with Blue Coil
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