Peter Clarke (1929 - )
Faith Loy Plaut

mixed media
50 x 35cm

She created her own personal kind of magic, hatching fantastic
plots & tales & scenarios in her mind. Besides this, moved by
political upheavals & social trauma in South Africa & by her concern
for victims of such events she expressed her emotions in her
craft with an amazing selection of multi-hued & textured
patches of cloth, fibre & felt & a variety of stiches.
With her scissors she cut material & wielding her needle with patience
& great skill she assembled & gave shape to a whole
variety of forms all beautifully crafted, children's booties,
boxes, boats, glorious panels, sweeping cloaks, vessels & imposing
wall hangings.
Her ideas were manifested in the guise of soft sculptures
that sometimes joyfully or mysteriously but always intriguingly
occupied space.
Observing the expression of this exceptionally skilled creator of
her own magic, bound by visual delight & wrapped in the silence
of one's thoughts one can't help feeling that these superb
pieces of craftsmanship truly constitute her monument &
that in Goethe's words
        "---The imprint of my earthly days             
        in aeons shall not disappear."

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