Lize Beekman’s art comes full circle
Lize Beekman is acknowledged as one of South Africa’s leading singer-songwriters. Her Afrikaans songs have endeared her to audiences, and over the years these songs have become known and loved. Beekman’s gentle yet powerful performances carry the hallmarks of integrity and quality.
Her creativity is, however, not limited to music only: visual art lovers now have the opportunity to experience and enjoy this exceptional talent on canvas and paper also.
Beekman’s visual art includes a gripping collection of mandalas. She re-invents and re-interprets this centuries-old art form in a fresh and unique way, inventing circles and whorls in order to represent a very personal journey. Originally a Sanskrit word, “mandala” simply means “circle”, but in a larger context it symbolises the unity of Creation. Indeed, here the mandalas not only become a cosmic representation of healing, but also refer to the complexity of life and death.