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The work Hide & Survive, is an adaption of Charles Darwin's adapt to survive theory. It is also a play on words of the children's game hide and seek. The rhinoceros is an amalgam of an African white rhino and the extinct woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta Antiquitatis). This hybridised creature represents the idea that rhinoceroses have always been hunted creatures. The rhino is drenched in a waxy armour, yet it is still exposed. The pigeon-toed little Victorian girl is ostracised because she forms part of the 'other'. Dressed up, with no opinion of her own, she becomes a docile trophy. She hides behind a headdress ,cloth and ostrich feathers. Furthermore, she is 'shot' by either a camera or the viewer's eye. Similarly, the rhino is gun-shot or resembles a camera shot utilising the viewers "apertures".

Thus, even armoured they remain exposed.

Hide & Survive

Mixed media Drawing by Minien Hattingh
Materials used
mixed media of coffee, ink and wax on canvas fabric, framed behind glass.
Size
W:54cm x H:37.6cm x D:3.5cm
R5 320 
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      The work Hide & Survive, is an adaption of Charles Darwin's adapt to survive theory. It is also a play on words of the children's game hide and seek. The rhinoceros is an amalgam of an African white rhino and the extinct woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta Antiquitatis). This hybridised creature represents the idea that rhinoceroses have always been hunted creatures. The rhino is drenched in a waxy armour, yet it is still exposed. The pigeon-toed little Victorian girl is ostracised because she forms part of the 'other'. Dressed up, with no opinion of her own, she becomes a docile trophy. She hides behind a headdress ,cloth and ostrich feathers. Furthermore, she is 'shot' by either a camera or the viewer's eye. Similarly, the rhino is gun-shot or resembles a camera shot utilising the viewers "apertures".

      Thus, even armoured they remain exposed.

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