This series of four paintings references remnants of a collapsed house. The house was created by set builders for a commercial. It was built upon a circular axle positioned on a shoreline and dissembled during the advert into the sea. The house was representing a rocky relationship. Its remnants have been recycled into a new set build. The artwork title, Factoid, refers to a combination of fact and fiction. It takes inspiration from a manuscript where the key protagonist was stuck inside a collapsed house, looking outside through a peephole.
Factoid was created for an exhibition in Belgrade, Serbia, curated by Marko Jobst: Desert Fictions: Great War Island, where reproductions of the paintings were exhibited. The exhibition related to an island and its relationship to the city; likewise, Factoid was informed by a trip to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were imprisoned during apartheid. The series references the lime quarry of forced labour and the revolutionary slogan, allegedly birthed in a cave in the same quarry: Each one teach one. This phrase is ‘secretly’ transposed onto the paintings in morse code, using beeswax.