Artist: Annemie Odendaal
Title: Postcards from Paris: Collage de Souvenirs
Once I arrived in Paris, I folded a new origami rabbit, and aptly called her Lapine (French for Rabbit). I then placed her in various Parisian settings, forcing myself to observe things from a different point of view, investigating my surroundings from a new perspective. Seeing the world through these glasses (a bit like Alice through the looking glass), I have discovered so much more than I could ever anticipate, evoking a deeper connection and process of honest interrogation of my surroundings, society, and myself. They are sketches of where I was playing around with origami rabbits in different settings in Paris, exploring new concepts to develop into artworks. This is a very intimate look into my process, as I started to doodle with ink in my tiny sketchbook to put down preliminary ideas on paper. This is where new ideas start, and I am delighted to share these sketches with you!