‘Lightshedding’ enjoying a new space…… Thank you Hope on Hopkins Distillery , 7 Hopkins St, Salt River, Cape Town
When considering the message I wished to ‘highlight’ in creating this sculpture, I could not help but notice the spotlight shining on the South African social and political climate at the time. I found the nation to be in a rather dark place. Literally, with the energy crisis and symbolically given the general state of affairs. With this in mind, the inspiration I wished to translate was to bring as much love and light through my work as possible.
Hence this piece aptly named ‘Lightshedding’ which is represented in the form of a light bulb, symbolizing the light each and every one of us emit from our beings that spark ideas to facilitate change. Every piece of steel has undergone an immense transformation to become and hold this energy. This was made possible by the most intense light we know… fire!
I hope my message of Love & Light shines through in this work and that you receive as much enjoyment from it as I have had in creating it.