Duo show, with Karin Lijnes
Millennium Gallery, Pretoria
Criss-cross signifies intersections, crossings and spanning a gap; mapping and finding a route.
Criss-cross is another word for Christ-cross (literally implying a duplication of Christ's cross), the cross before the alphabet in the Renaissance horn-books and the mark of the cross in general.
The reference to the alphabet connotes reading (interpreting) situations: Christ-cross-row and Criss-cross-row both means 'alphabet'.
Criss-cross suggests movement over surface whilst cross-cut refers to moving into depth: an incision or opening to reveal or analyse structure or strata.