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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$ 369

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$ 369


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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

Elize van Reenen Du Plessis

I am inspired by colours that surround us reflecting the different emotions of people around me. My earliest memories of using art material is how I used water color to express the way I felt. As I think back I realize I found a way to express my emotions in color before I could verbalize them. This phase was followed by a natural process of drawing phases in pencil. I started drawing since I was a young child. As life unfolded I used different mediums to express myself. Currently I find myself in a phase where I express myself through abstract works. I found creating collages with different materials is an excellent way to express myself. In 2012 my dear cousin/sister invited me to join her in a Zentangle course on a Saturday morning. This three hour course led me on a journey of self-discovery. One where I can creatively destress on a daily basis within 10-30 minutes. In this way I can still work through my tangled thoughts, meanings and motives. In 2021 I discovered the modality of Neurographica art, which is an excellent way to work through difficulties in my life. Some interesting art works have been created of which you will find examples here. I found this method helpful to integrate left- and right brain functioning. This method was founded by a Russian psychologist Pavel Piskarev in 2014

Colourful and spontaneous abstract works depict unconscious inner experiences, which can't yet be verbalized. But a picture paints a thousand words

Price Range

US$ 369-570



My works have been exhibited in my own home, shops in George, Plettenberg Bay, and Oudtshoorn in Western Cape. My paintings were also displayed on George Family Market.
Gouritsmond - Mall - Die Mond Restaurant - Western Cape
Table cloths and pillow covers were sold in America


Dipl Recreational Art (Intec College) PhD Counselling

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