Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Our Mother's Day Window Exhibition

Tasneem, KIN on Kloof's lovely manager, has been hard at work after hours this past month to create an elegant Mother's Day window exhibition which is tugging at all our hearts. Knowing Taz's skill with portraiture, we couldn't wait to see what she would do given free reign over thirteen commissioned portraits.
All our mums together

Each KIN staff member sent Taz their favourite photo of their mum, and through her delicate layering of watercolour washes, Taz has captured the face, expression and spirit of each of these special ladies. It's a strange and wondrous feeling to look upon another's depiction of a face so well-known to you. Your eyes see all the shared history that's stored in your heart and you recognise the trials, joys, triumphs and sacrifices that you know have become a part of that person. It's adds to an artist's mystery that they can access those secrets, perhaps without quite realising what they discover. Somehow they intrinsically know how to really look, and they see into the world and all its layers. We feel so privileged to exhibit Taz's work at KIN and look forward to many more collaborations with such a sensitive and talented artist.
Taz with all the pieces coming together
*To have a closer look at each portrait click here, but best pop in to KIN on Kloof because there is nothing like seeing the original in person!
Braving the rain 
Signing her exhibit
Adding her flair and making our windows completely beautiful


  1. Having a window exhibition to celebrate Mother’s day is such a brilliant idea. There are lots of things we can do to express the spirit of the said occasion, but applying it to windows is a very affectionate and special way to shout out how special it is. Thanks for sharing such a clever idea, Kin! Kudos and all the best to you!

    Bob Ward @ Allure Window Treatments

  2. Those portraits look amazing, worthy of a window exhibit. Speaking of which, the additional flairs on the windows were a nice touch! Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us. All the best!

    Lillian Jenkins @ Enterprise Glass Ltd