plastiek boere


dry season

Plastiek Boere

Polyurethane plastic
28cm x 8cm x 7cm

Sculpted roughly a year after the first
democratic elections in South Africa,
the Plastic Boers are introspective onlookers,
dealing with defeat.

Dry Season

Cast concrete, enamel paint
160cm x 100cm x 100cm

One of my uncles, a Free State farmer, would religiously gauge weekly, monthly and
annual rainfall and draw up graphs and trends. On Sundays there were often prayers
for rain – a combination of scientific analysis and mystical faith.