INSTALLATION FOR KKNK (165 poems for the landscape: video)
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.
A LINE OF RED FLAGS
FIELDS OF FLOWERING HANDS
Find out more at http://www.strijdom.co.za/