Celebrate Being Human
Renee's work is inspired by sound frequency. Her sensitivity to sound led her to research and understand her form of synesthesia, the human condition and the function of the brain.
For her, managing sound frequency to bring a balance in her life is her constant .
She said, "Sound frequency is very powerful, it heals and it can hurt.
Music is healing, the tones, notes and frequencies can lift your inner soul, and elevate your spirit, mind and brainwaves to create magic and make you feel the heartbeat of the universe and energy within.
Then there is wireless frequency, unseen buzzing frequency which is equally powerful, it can affect the brainwaves causing ill health."
Wireless frequency from electronic devices caused a major shift in her health in 2015.
She remembers being crippled with headaches, and her senses on overload. The constant buzz of electronic devices, unhealthy sound waves seeping into her senses. It caused an imbalance. Her natural rhythm became a zig zag, loosing focus, nervous energy and the need to isolate herself. This brought about a change and her relationship with electronic devices.
This prompted Renee to create her first sculptural piece “nerve endings” with 17000 pins expressing how her nerve felt when being surrounded by constant wireless frequency.
A Bit About Renee's Creative Process
Creating these pieces is a revelation of her patience :) Each piece takes between 3-4 months. It’s methodically and very meditative.
It allows her to experience a different creative process, with materials to touch and handle each piece individually.
Spending so much time with one piece also generates more creative ideas with various medium/materials. The creative adventure continues……
Renee's paintings are created with specific pieces of music. It's difficult to duplicate them as each piece is a creative journey in itself.
Most of her paintings despite the notes and tones tend to end up in all shape and sizes of spiral swirls and frequency spikes.:)
Renee's says, The process of creating sensory installation is like going on a sensory excursion in her head.
It takes a year or more to create, each piece done separately and then assembled within the space to physically manifest.
She hope that visitors can connect with their sense whilst in the installation space.