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Conduit
2016
Rammed earth and stone
Edition of 12
3m high
Installed at Saronsberg Wine Estate

“Conduit” is a full figure of a standing male, 3m tall in total height (2.5m without the stone stacking on his head). It is a specific pose that I enjoy returning to every couple of years. The figure has a strong but reflective presence; a quietness and a contained contentment within the mass of the figure. The portrait is a composite portrait, modelled from generalised measurements of the people in my daily life (my studio assistants of all colours as well as myself): a hybrid of what I see the future South African will look like in 200 years from now. It also represents a visual representation of the cultural evolution we as South Africans have and will still continue to experience.

Only about 200kg of alumina based stabiliser is in the mixture of what we left behind, more than 1.5 tons of rammed material figuring the artwork. I consider this a very green way in which to create work: using mostly what is directly available. And what is available in abundance, earth, might seem worthless. By representing the very same material as artwork, it becomes appreciated and what is abundant might suddenly become special. The environment therefore speaks through the sculpture as conduit.

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