Daisy Boman grew up in the Flemish part of Belguim, near Antwerp. Even as a child, drawing was her favourite pastime and this eventually led her to enter the Acadeny of Fine Art, where she studied interior design and photograghy.
She then began to experiment with ceramics, and the new possibilities of this medium inspired Daisy further.
In 1981, her husband was offered an exciting opportunity as an architect in South Africa, and the couple moved to Johannesburg. There, Daisy was selected for the National Ceramic Exhibition several times, and her work matured, along with the ideology behind it.
Alone, but mostly in numbers, Boman's figures climb, interact with each other, fall, crawl & run, telling us stories about life, human destiny and universal feelings.
The 'Bo-Men' are there to remind us how much struggle defines our life in this world.
Their language is unique. Faceless, they ask us to look at them for what they are, not what they look like. Their uniforms are white because colours and races should not matter, their heads square because we are all from the same mould, conditioned by the society we live in.
Who wouldn't identify with the Bo-Men.