About the Artist

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 SHARMAINE THÉRÈSA PRETORIUS [SHARM. T. P] The artist was born, on 16 November 1963, in the Republic of South Africa. She has been residing in the Sultanate of Oman since 2010. Her pen-name is ‘Ilza’. A prodigy with the gift ‘to see in the spiritual realm’ without any formal art training. https://facesoman.com/the-essence-of-an-extraordinary-gifted-mind/ A synesthete trying to incorporate her experiences in […]

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     Welcome to The Art Showroom!  I am Sharmaine Thérèsa Pretorius (SHARM.T.P). You are here with me today,  in Nizwa, in Al Dakliyah Region in the Sultanate of Oman.  It is in the middle of the desert and I consider this my home and creative space. I live in the suburb, Birkat – Al Mouz, near Jebel Agdar Mountain. […]

Enclosure Fathom Part 2: Limited Edition – Quantum Triviality – Trivia Artes Liberales – Quadrivia Accompanied by the story: Quantum Triviality, Sunshine Language and Donkey Paws. (5521) A

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ARTIST NOTES: When Labels Go Sticky and Get Untagged: This work is based on a digital rework of a picture of the Vanitas background to the work  ‘Restitution & Contrition (5521)’ which featured in ENCLOSURE FATHOM – PART 1. It was accompanied by a story called, ‘Kickbacks, Donkey Paws and Past Reveries’. The story was about a little girl, of […]

Enclosure Fathom Part 2: Limited Edition – Rose Window – La Chandeleur – La Seu & Mars Meet-In-The-Middle Attacks (5523) D

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Artist Notes: This work is a digital rendition of the map of Mars and a digital blend of the work ‘Tabula Recta (5523) C. La Chandeleur Day 2 February The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ and Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary are both on 2 February. Candlemas (also spelled Candlemass), also known as the Feast […]

The Rose – Zero-Knowledge Protocol (5523)

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     Artist Notes: In cryptography, a zero-knowledge proof or zero-knowledge protocol is a method by which one party (the prover) can prove to another party (the verifier) that a given statement is true, without conveying any information apart from the fact that the statement is indeed true. Another way of understanding this would be: Interactive zero-knowledge proofs require interaction between the individual (or computer system) proving […]

CHANGE: Yggdrasil (5518) A Paper and Digital Composition.

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 Artist Notes: It traveled aboard Orbital ATK’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and was released from the American aerospace firm’s ship once it docked at the ISS.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOtmmdTyu88 It traveled onboard a nanosatellite, or “nanosat”,  which is small, about the size of a loaf of bread, and weighs just 6 pounds (2.8 kilograms), but it packs a punch in terms […]