Each sculpture is made of paperclay. Color is achieved with oxides, underglazes, slip, glazes and multiple firings. All are hollow and the largest stands 83cm tall.
The sculptures are light, self supporting and strong. Most have gone to homes in Europe, a few are in South African collections.
This theme explores an individual’s consciousness and spiritual growth. More developed souls are identifiable by emergence from the cocoon of clay that still binds the more earthy figures. Simply put, horns depict wrong intentions and bad influences, wings symbolize purity of thought and deed.
Each figure struggles through the metamorphosis, making decisions that swing the pendulum one way or another, perhaps as we do on an everyday basis.