THE BEAUTY&QUALITY OF PHUMZILE BUTHELEZI AUGUSTS’S WORK OF ART

Phumzile  a mother and daughter has followed informal tuition in the arts by assisting many embroiders, knitters and weavers in her hometown of Katlehong. She has come a long way since, forging an individual identity as a female black artist.

Phumzile Buthelezi August 13             Phumzile Buthelezi 12

She joined Artist Proof Studio in 2005 for NQF4 Product Design & Development, where her embroidery skill could be developed and put to good use. She did not really have a mentor, she had to do her best in a male dominated industry. Phumzile had already learned the basic knowledge of art, and she craved craft.

Phumzile Buthelezi 11                Phumzile Buthelezi 10        Phumzile Buthelezi 9              Phumzile Buthelezi 2 Phumzile Buthelezi 1

‘Art is famous for producing poor icons,’ Phumzile confesses from the onset, lamenting the lack of security for women in society among the many pitfalls artists must contend with on a daily basis.

Phumzile Buthelezi 8             Phumzile Buthelezi 7       Phumzile Buthelezi 6

Phumzile Buthelezi 5           Phumzile Buthelezi 4          Phumzile Buthelezi 3

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s