Strijdom van der Merwe

INSTALLATION FOR KKNK (165 poems for the landscape: video)
2008
Haiku

fSTRIJDOM VAN DER MERWE is a South African land artist. He works with the materials provided by the chosen site and shapes sculptural forms in relation to the landscape.
It is a process of working with the natural world, the elements of which are shaped into geometrical forms that participate with their environment, continually changing until their final destruction. Theese sculptural intervention arise from an interpretation of the fragility of beauty, which passing is not lamented, but evoked by a photographic image and the imagination.
The artist also reminds us of the capacity, however feeble, of an individual to alter the universe by embracing the neverending changing of nature, actively contributing to it.

11A LINE OF RED FLAGS
video

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reaching for the skyREACHING FOR THE SKY
2011

FIELDS OF FLOWERING HANDS
2010

Find out more at http://www.strijdom.co.za/

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