Danelle Janse van Rensburg’s bleeding roots explores the interconnectedness of all life
Danelle Janse van Rensburg’s latest solo exhibition – Bleeding Roots – explores the ‘interconnectedness’ as well as the symbiotic role of the ‘Mother Tree’ with other younger surrounding trees creating a network of interconnectedness of all life. Using found roots and twigs painted red and extended from the ceiling, Danelle aims to enact the illusion of growing roots from above the viewer instead of below.
Circular shapes often feature in Van Rensburg’s work where she explores deep rooted meanings of life, infinity and wholeness. She started her own framing business, Round&Round Frames, that specializes in the making of round frames.
The artist uses the connection between the concept of the ‘Mother Tree’ and herself who is now a mother. Similar to the ‘Mother Tree’, the female body also bleeds, expands, grows new life, produces food and feeds other bodies binding the work by a common thread.