Craft can be something of a conundrum in the local art scene. Author Elbé Coetsee has just launched her second book covering the riches of this spectacular art form. Diane de Beer comments on the book and poses the author some questions.
Including more than 65 photographs and 170 artists, Craft Art in South Africa: Creative Intersections highlights the renewed sense of creativity and inspiration that is sweeping across the country against all odds.
The focus of this article is on the pictorial embroideries of the MCADF as intermedial space of expression, and their use of visual language/iconic signs in the communication, inference and transmission of culture.