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Glass Letters To Reality
The "Dear Reality" series that I created in 2015, when I was 22 years old. The collection is about various glass letters I wrote to the Universe, each one representing a different aspect of life, thoughts, idioms, and emotions. I chose to write the glass letters in both English and Afrikaans as a reflection of my own cultural heritage and my sense of belonging in South Africa.
As a young woman grappling with issues of identity, I found that creating these glass letters was a powerful way for me to explore my own sense of self. Each letter was a reflection of my own personal journey, and they helped me to make sense of some of the most challenging aspects of my life.
As I created the "Dear Reality" series, I became particularly interested in the power of idioms. These expressions, often unique to a particular language or culture, can be a powerful way of expressing complex emotions and ideas.
Through my art, I explored a wide range of idioms, from the familiar to the obscure, and found that each one had its own unique power to convey a particular feeling or concept. By incorporating these idioms into my glass letters, I was able to create a sense of connection with others who share a similar cultural background or language.
I was also heavily influenced by the writer Napoleon Hill. His ideas about the power of thought and visualization to shape our reality inspired me to create a series of glass letters that would encourage others to think more deeply about their own lives and experiences.
Each glass letter was designed to be a visual representation of a particular idea or emotion, and I spent many hours researching and exploring different concepts in order to find the right words and images to convey my message.
In many ways, the "Dear Reality" series was a celebration of the power of language (the unspoken and spoken), and culture to bring people together and create a sense of belonging. It was a reminder that even in a world that can often feel divided, we all share a common language of emotions and experiences that connects us as human beings.
Looking back on this series now, I see it as a testament to the power of art to help us understand ourselves and connect with the world around us. It was a deeply personal project, and one that helped me to find my own voice as an artist and as a person.