Public Art

 

Layers of mind, Obz Square, Cape Town, 2012 (Timeline)

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Photos by Carla Crafford

I would like to give my thoughts whilst making the sculpture but within these does not lie the artworks only meaning, as I would like to keep the work open ended. My point of departure was ideas concerning our corporeality, our connectedness to environment and the world as 'embodied world'. Our interacting and manipulating of the material world and in return the knowledge we gain from such endeavour normally concerns me, as I feel i have gained some understanding through this very interaction.

Strata layers of earth or soil horizons tell the story of soil evolution visually. The layering relates to how our knowledge has incremental in a similar fashion, building one layer of understanding on the next. Very important to me though is that these layers forms a 'gestaldt', a whole and is not represented as individual parts without its context, nor are the parts in material placed hierarchical as it all contributes.

We form part of a story of billions of years developing from single sell organisms to trillions of sell organisms like ourselves, not central to the tale, but part of it. This evolutionary tale is not as visual as that of soil, therefore I used the layers of material as conveyor of this meaning. Our minds allowed us to become self-aware and to grasp how absolutely amazing the opportunity is to live, learn and contribute to everything around us. I sincerely hope this sculpture will contribute to thoughts and some understanding around this awareness.

Angus Taylor

 

 

 

 

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