Liza du Plessis (1970) studied art at Natal Technikon. Her figurativeand three-dimensional work concentrates on the value society gives to children, the female body and sexuality. Working with objects of ritual and ceremony, she explores issues of sexuality from a child's perspective, a sensitive subject which has profound implications in adult life. Du Plessis uses the doll as a metaphorical representation to explore these issues. Through her sculptures she expresses her concern and horror over how easily children can be exploited, harmed, manipulated and conditions on a physical as well as emotional level.
Liza du Plessis was selected as an artist in residence from May till August 1997.