Artist’s Biography: Llise Dodd
Llise Dodd grew up in Wittedrift in the Bitou Valley, Southern Cape. Currently, she lives and works as a visual artist in the Elands River Valley in the Eastern Cape.
She studied musicology at the Nelson Mandela University and her love for rhythm, form and harmony is depicted in her visual work. Having majored in ethnomusicology, she also applies interdisciplinary methods in her visual creations.
Since 2016, she has been part of the Spier Arts Trust “Creative Block” project, which distributes art nationally and internationally to over 40 exhibition spaces.
“After each work I complete, my heart must be able to whisper the words of John 17:4. I have finished the work which You have given me to do.”
My inspiration for this art piece:
Father, help me to sow seeds of hope and to plant your message of love and grace in the hearts of people. Keep worry from my mind and help me to remember that you feed the birds of the sky; so much more will you do for me, your child! Help me to seek joy in the small things in life and make me humble. I want to serve you with my body, mind and soul. Amen.
Title of artwork: The Prayer