Back in the swing of things…an exhibition opening tonight at The William Humphreys Art Gallery in Kimberley called David Walters and Friends. The ceramists on this group show were invited to do two somewhat disparate things – one, make a world cup and saucer(hence mine here) and the other to make some work inspired by the poetry of Kobus Moolman‘s anthology ‘After the Light’.
We who accept survival as our password
accept incompleteness as our blessing.
We who dress in blindness and in faith
do not know the colour of our palms
nor the weight of our feet upon the water.
We who have dust in our mouths all day
have stones on our tongues instead of songs.
We who quench fire with fire all night
know that wings are not the only ladders
to the dark, that heavy wood swims too
in the tide of the wind.
We who accept survival
accept survival as our curse.