Entropy as a concept usually refers to the idea that everything in the Universe eventually moves from order to disorder. But what if this disorder, as a result of pure chance, ends up being a beautifully balanced new order?
This is what exactly happened to these two rocks, a bronze recreation of two giant boulders freestanding at Sandy Bay, Cape Town.
After many years of erosion, a huge portion of a boulder split off, slid, rotated and ended up balancing miraculously on just one point, creating a sculptural element that embodies the supreme forces of gravity and time.
In 2015, after a day in Sandy Bay (Cape Town), a very good friend suggested that I should make a reproduction in bronze of these boulders. They were very powerful due to their massive scale.
As a personal challenge I did, from beginning to end. I learnt how to sculpt in wax, how to create a silicon mold and produce wax copies, create the ceramic shell, melt out the wax, pour the bronze (this is the only thing I didn’t do personally), and then grind and polish the pieces until I was satisfied with the result.
Special thanks to Bronze Age Foundry in Cape Town, who gave me the chance to use their space and tools. I was able to learn the entire lost wax process with them, thanks to all the amazing artists who work there (Otto Du Plessis, Charles Haupt, Jop Kunneke, Stanislaw Trzebinski, Driian Claassen, Trevor)
Sandy Bay Rocks
In 2015 these bronze rocks were displayed at Ebony Art Gallery in Franschoek (South Africa). In 2016 they were displayed at Out of This World at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. In 2018 they were shipped to Remarkable Treasures Art Gallery in Lisbon (Portugal).
Currently avaliable to purchase directly from the artist.
Edition 1/7 and 2/7 were sold.
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