One of Five Elements
Part of the Everard Read Franschhoek 2017 exhibition, this sculpture is one of the Five Elements (Fire, Air, Water, Earth and Wood).
The concept is that they stand together in a circle separated by enough space to walk between them. The sculpture was made from over 70 pieces of bronze, each piece a glyph derived from the abstracted shapes found in the patterns of nature.
Each piece was carved out of wax then gated and dipped in the ceramic dip before being cast in bronze.
The glyphs are then finished off and assembled, welded and bent to form the final piece, through which light can move and shadows fall.
The sculpture was then patinated using pure ultramarine pigment in a milk paint base.