"My work is built around the search for personal objects which can become metaphors for these ideas. I have found objects from my own childhood collections and have combined these with cast away plastic toys, old tin toys and miniatures from other sources.
I am also exploring the connection of my Christian faith with my art. In attempting to illustrate the sublime and spiritual truths, I choose to work with the banal, ordinary and humble. I’m particularly interested in ‘Rhopography’ (from rhopos meaning trivial, small wares, trifles) which describes the humble things as opposed to the grand.
The works can be read in many different ways as the objects become reflectors of the experiences of the viewer. My works aim to reveal the narratives that can lurk beneath the humble surfaces of plastic, porcelain and tin." Deb Mostert.
The Conversation with Cotan 2012
Oil on Linen
41 x 30cm