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Elize van Reenen Du Plessis - Put That in Our Pipe... And Smoke It | Contemporary Art
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Elize van Reenen Du Plessis - "Put That in Our Pipe... And Smoke It"

"Put That in Our Pipe... And Smoke It"

Put That in Our Pipe... And Smoke It
Oil on Canvas, US$ 334

Put That in Our Pipe... And Smoke It

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Oil on Canvas
oil on canvas, framed

W: 500mm x H: 600mm x D: 30mm
W: 20" x H: 24" x D: 1"

Approx. Weight: 3kg

This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)


US$ 334


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portrait study

About "Put That in Our Pipe... And Smoke It"

My husband and I and our four children lived in Transkei for three years, I wasn't happy to move to there and experienced the deepest depression I knew possible to mankind. This experience inspired me to paint a Xhosa woman with a pipe in the mouth, which she in no way wanted to smoke. But she had no alternative, it was figuratively and literally something "that thing: that was put in her pipe, which she "had to smoke" as part of her life experience. She looks dismayed and really disengaged from life. This dark night of the soul experience turned out to be very enriching personal one. Everyone will encounter life experiences they feel they haven't signed up for and want to turn away from it, get rid of "that thing" in their pipe of life, but when one fully embrace it, it could turn out to be one of the most rewarding ife lessons!

Elize van Reenen Du Plessis

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About Elize van Reenen

I am inspired by vibrant complimentary colours and aspects of life that illustrate the two opposites of everyday life. These two aspects that reflect life and death, health and sickness, etc is a strong motivating factor as it propels one forward towards the future.

Faces of people reflect their life's narrative and is a fascinating subject, which feeds my curious, creative nature. I love the challenge to put these unique individual narratives on canvas in the form of a portrait study

Colourful and spontaneous abstract works seem to flow these days as an everflowing river, depicting unconscious inner experiences, which can't yet be verbalised. But a picture paints a thousand words

Price Range

US$ 334-515



My works have been exhibited in my own home and shops in George, Western Cape. My paintings are currently being displayed on
George Family Market.
Gouritsmond - Mall - Die Mond Restaurant - Wes Kaap


Dipl Recreational Art from Intec College; M A (Counselling) ;

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