|"Knobkerrie"oil on canvas.50 x 40|
Durban D'arty took place at Artspace and the initial idea was suggested by durban artist Caroline Birch. Durban artists were to paint on a 50 x 40 canvas and then allowed to vote their favourite artwork. All signatures were covered by numbers. Prizes galore were handed out and congratulations went to Jane Digby(third) , Julia Forman (second) and Nicole Pletts (first). Artists drew a number out of a hat and then took the same numbered painting home.
|Ana holding Barbara Beck's painting|
My own story had a fascinating turn. I picked Barbara Becke s acrylic painting called" Seaweed". Since I tend to work with water myself , I had found it pleasing. I have since made contact with Barbara, and co incidentally Barbara picked my painting of "Knobkerrie". What are the chances! Out of 120 participants.
God has a sense of humour indeed!Perhaps the paintings we picked carried a message for each of us, or perhaps we are mean't to cross paths with the artist... I am sure this exhibition has done much to bring the community together, at least, that was the heart of it.