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Adrift, Waterkloof, Pretoria (2010)

 

 

 

 

Adrift, Waterkloof, Pretoria (2010)

Medium: Granite installation | Photos by Elizabeth Olivier-Kahlua

In 2010, Taylor made a sculpture of three heads constructed from Highveld grass. When Taylor received a commission from a developer to create a sculpture for a quart yard, he decided to make one of the heads. Since Highveld dry grass is an impermanent material, the new head was made from Belfast granite, one of South Africa’s densest granites at 3.8 tons per cube. This work relates conceptually to his Deduct series (2005), which dealt with the notion of the part being as significant as the whole: here being that all the individual stones are needed to create the whole, that the general is needed to deduce the specific.

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