Katja Abbott

Katja Abbott
After completing a National Diploma in Graphic Design at the Cape Technikon, I worked for many years in the publishing industry as a book designer, illustrator, editor and project manager. To fulfill my desire to engage in hands-on art-making, as opposed to computer-based design, I embarked on a Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts through UNISA in 2015. Artist’s statement My art is a silver rabbit foolishness trying to understand It’s an ache for real, for life’s bitter ecstasy for this is how it is My art is a storm that throws things around Because it can Because things want to be moved My art is incomplete, unwilling a poem, a lament It’s a hundred songs sung at the same time luminous, discordant My art is salvation a temple a balm for passion and confusion a possession, an affliction a cat that won’t be told or tamed It is never good enough or has time enough It is impatient like the flight of a thousand swallows to the sun

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