Sculpting the Earth
Artistic Interventions With the LandscapeBook - 2011
As a land artist Strijdom van der Merwe uses the materials provided by the chosen site. His sculptural forms take shape in relation to the landscape. What remains is a photographic image, a fragment of the imagination. It is a process of working with the natural world using sand, water, wood and rocks, he shapes these elements into geometrical forms that participate with their environment, continually changing until their final probable destruction. He observes the fragility of beauty while not lamenting its passing. While a visual record is materially all that is left, he also leaves us a reminder of the capacity, however feeble, of an individual to alter the universe by embracing the ceaseless changing of nature, actively contributing to it and in so doing, modulating and beautifying the outcome.
Publisher: Pretoria : Protea Book House, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 709.04076
Characteristics: 184 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm