Vessel - wood, paper, clay

November 08, 2020 - November 30, 2020

An exhibition of works by Laurel Holmes, Lisa Ringwood and Paul Kristafor.

The concept of ‘vessel’ represents a profoundly feminine idea.  Our planet earth (usually described as female) is ultimately a living vessel where the birth/death/rebirth cycle is enduring, and embodies the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of all life.

The vessel is a metaphor of interior and exterior, of containment, of transport, of usually liquid substance.  It is a universal and personal image, where containers are objects that are ordinary daily items, yet can be sacred too depending on the attachment of the role placed on them.

These three artists use their chosen medium to develop unique treasures that embody a deep love for and connection to the natural world and the environs around them. The works on this exhibition represents the intimate relationship that each artist has with their material, and have developed over the years with this medium, their ideas and the form they take. The intention is not to reproduce or replicate and the result is that the artists abstract and translate their response to their material and environs into a tangible, evocative object.

Using salvaged timber, Paul Kristafor makes delicate sculptural and functional wood bowls. The ceramic vases, bowls and plates by Lisa Ringwood, are built slowly by hand, coiling and pinching the clay as well as using slab moulds for the plates and platters. This hand building adds vitality and charm to the work and gives each piece its own individual, unique character. Here, the circular form is powerful in its representation of the never-ending journey of eternity. Laurel Holmes’ works are drawn from a strong attachment to the land; its sense of place and the life it supports. In this exhibition, she uses paper as her modality of expression.

Works

Wood Vessel #1

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #1

ZAR 5200.00

Wood Vessel #2

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #2, 2020

ZAR 1950.00

Grey vessel: birds in fynbos

Lisa Ringwood

Grey vessel: birds in fynbos, 2020

ZAR 19550.00

Shards 1/9 EV (framed)

Laurel Holmes

Shards 1/9 EV (framed), 2020

ZAR 3000.00

Shards 2/9 EV

Laurel Holmes

Shards 2/9 EV, 2020

ZAR 2200.00

Wood Vessel #3

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #3, 2020

ZAR 1950.00

Wood Vessel #4

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #4, 2020

ZAR 4400.00

Green vessel: birds with acacia branches

Lisa Ringwood

Green vessel: birds with acacia branches, 2020

ZAR 6900.00

Yellow vessel: Cape Sugar Birds with foliage

Lisa Ringwood

Yellow vessel: Cape Sugar Birds with foliage, 2020

ZAR 6900.00

Senescent IV (framed)

Laurel Holmes

Senescent IV (framed), 2020

ZAR 3600.00

Wood Vessel #5

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #5

ZAR 4400.00

Wood Vessel #6

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #6

ZAR 9100.00

Carrier of Hopes and Dreams I (framed)

Laurel Holmes

Carrier of Hopes and Dreams I (framed), 2020

ZAR 3000.00

Carrier of Hopes and Dreams II

Laurel Holmes

Carrier of Hopes and Dreams II, 2020

ZAR 2100.00

Carrier of Hopes and Dreams III

Laurel Holmes

Carrier of Hopes and Dreams III, 2020

ZAR 2100.00

Wood Vessel #7

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #7

ZAR 8550.00

Wood Vessel #8

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #8

ZAR 7500.00

Dark green plate: White Eye on a china flower branch

Lisa Ringwood

Dark green plate: White Eye on a china flower branch, 2020

ZAR 4600.00

Alchemystic I

Laurel Holmes

Alchemystic I, 2020

ZAR 3600.00

Alchemystic III

Laurel Holmes

Alchemystic III, 2020

ZAR 3600.00

Wood Vessel #9

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #9

ZAR 1200.00

Wood Vessel #10

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #10

ZAR 1200.00

Turquoise vessel: milkwood branches with wild flowers

Lisa Ringwood

Turquoise vessel: milkwood branches with wild flowers, 2020

ZAR 8450.00

Devoid

Laurel Holmes

Devoid, 2020

ZAR 2700.00

Wood Vessel #11

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #11

ZAR 1300.00

Wood Vessel #12

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #12

ZAR 8550.00

Turquoise round plate: Fiscal Shrike on a white pear branch

Lisa Ringwood

Turquoise round plate: Fiscal Shrike on a white pear branch, 2020

ZAR 4600.00

Unfrequented II

Laurel Holmes

Unfrequented II, 2020

ZAR 2700.00

Pink oval plate: Olive Thrush on a carissa branch

Lisa Ringwood

Pink oval plate: Olive Thrush on a carissa branch, 2020

ZAR 4600.00

Wood Vessel #13

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #13

ZAR 4400.00

Wood Vessel #14

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #14

ZAR 5900.00

Yellow oval plate: Southern Boubou on a milkwood branch

Lisa Ringwood

Yellow oval plate: Southern Boubou on a milkwood branch, 2020

ZAR 4600.00

Venate

Laurel Holmes

Venate, 2020

ZAR 2700.00

Ossuary I

Laurel Holmes

Ossuary I, 2020

ZAR 3200.00

Ossuary II

Laurel Holmes

Ossuary II, 2020

ZAR 3200.00

Dark blue oval plate: Pied Kingfisher on a rhus branch

Lisa Ringwood

Dark blue oval plate: Pied Kingfisher on a rhus branch, 2020

ZAR 4600.00

Ossuary III

Laurel Holmes

Ossuary III, 2020

ZAR 3200.00

Ossuary IV

Laurel Holmes

Ossuary IV, 2020

ZAR 3200.00

Green round plate: Cape Batis on a wild olive branch

Lisa Ringwood

Green round plate: Cape Batis on a wild olive branch, 2020

ZAR 4600.00

Wood Vessel #15

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #15

ZAR 5200.00

Wood Vessel #16

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #16

ZAR 1200.00

Turquoise oval plate: Bokmakierie on a metalasia branch

Lisa Ringwood

Turquoise oval plate: Bokmakierie on a metalasia branch, 2020

ZAR 4600.00

Wood Vessel #17

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #17

ZAR 4200.00

Coral red round plate: Forktailed Drongo on an acacia branch

Lisa Ringwood

Coral red round plate: Forktailed Drongo on an acacia branch, 2020

ZAR 4600.00

Wood Vessel #18

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #18

ZAR 8550.00

Wood Vessel #19

Paul Kristafor

Wood Vessel #19

ZAR 4200.00

White round plate: White Fronted Bee-Eater on a coral tree branch

Lisa Ringwood

White round plate: White Fronted Bee-Eater on a coral tree branch, 2020

ZAR 4600.00

Viscereal (framed)

Laurel Holmes

Viscereal (framed), 2020

ZAR 3600.00

Viscereal V 3/12 EV

Laurel Holmes

Viscereal V 3/12 EV, 2020

ZAR 2100.00

Viscereal VI

Laurel Holmes

Viscereal VI, 2020

ZAR 2700.00

Vessel I

Laurel Holmes

Vessel I, 2020

ZAR 2100.00

Vessel II

Laurel Holmes

Vessel II, 2020

ZAR 2100.00

Vessel III

Laurel Holmes

Vessel III, 2020

ZAR 2100.00

Shards I 3/9

Laurel Holmes

Shards I 3/9, 2020

ZAR 2100.00

Shards I 4/9

Laurel Holmes

Shards I 4/9, 2020

ZAR 2100.00

Carrier of Hopes and Dreams V

Laurel Holmes

Carrier of Hopes and Dreams V, 2020

ZAR 2100.00

Carrier of Hopes and Dreams IV

Laurel Holmes

Carrier of Hopes and Dreams IV, 2020

ZAR 2100.00

Cerise plate with White Eye

Lisa Ringwood

Cerise plate with White Eye, 2020

ZAR 4600.00

Light green plate with Bee Eater

Lisa Ringwood

Light green plate with Bee Eater, 2020

ZAR 4600.00

Yellow round plate with Hoopoe

Lisa Ringwood

Yellow round plate with Hoopoe, 2020

ZAR 4600.00