Sunday, 8 March 2009

Plet's new project: Earth Tales

Bravo Plet! Another feather in your cap. I've known Plet since 1985 in Ixelles. We were both taking our masters and serendipitously next door neighbors on Avenue Derache. She was a preppy IT student then garbed in bright colored cardigans, checkered skirts and knee-high argyles and when she left 2-years after, she turned punk! That should've been my sign of her constantly evolving nature. She started out in IT (yes, computer programming), then to law school and finally, found her calling in Art.
Plet has always been bursting with energy and ideas. If she's not working on her canvas, she'll be doing some craft - anything from mosaic tiles (mural at the entrance of CASA), knitting, architecture (she already built two homes and two studios) and now gardening.
She is one of the three artists in Earth Tales, a collection of three environmental stories for children. The book, published by the Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (Canvas) was launched today. Plet did mixed media art for the japanese fable “The Hummingbird,” London-based Ivee Olivares-Mellor rendered Paul Aird’s “The King and the Royal Trees,” and Liza Flores illustrated “The Star Thrower.” The works of the three artists are exhibited at 1/of Gallery in Serendra Boni High St. this March. (Shown in photo: at the launch with David, Non, Rica, Plet and hubby Elmer).

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