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Willemien de Villiers


A major theme of my stitched textile work is an intimate and personal investigation of patriarchy and toxic masculinity as a contributing factor in domestic violence, while at the same time celebrating the innate, fecund and deeply creative qualities of female-ness. My lifelong obsession with the interconnection of all living things, especially in evidence when comparing the morphology of flowering plants with the reproductive cycles and organs of mammals, is a constant inspiration.

When decorating my slipcast vessels, I explore this interconnecting, imaginary inter-species world.