ZWARTE PIET2019-08-20T09:42:00+00:00

Project Description

Zwarte Piet

The catalyst for this body of work is the phenomenon of ‘Zwarte Piet’- the black servant/slave who accompanies Saint Nicolas at Christmas in Holland. The earlier pieces, including a short film, photo montages and sets of large felted portraits, are direct critiques of this quaint (and offensive) Dutch ritual.

The felted textiles and photographic portraits  in the series ‘Big SISTER’ invite the viewer to re evaluate Zwarte Piet, no longer the child -like fool, but a commanding adult female presence with a very different agenda!

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