Phikisile created her colourful wall hangings from re-used coloured plastic bags, collected in and around her Vosloorus home. After washing them thoroughly, she would carefully peg them out to dry. She would draw her design on an old mielie bag, and then create the image using a crotchet hook to carefully pull through the strips of coloured plastic.
Phikisile passed away in 2020, aged 79. She was a true artist, with an incredible imagination and a work ethic that didn’t decline with age.
This piece, entitled ‘Still life with flowers’, shows Phikisile’s enjoyment of shape and colour.