I was very privileged to be one of the artists for the 2013 Site_Specific International Land Art Biennale, held in Plettenberg Bay from 10-17 August. I met incredible artists, professionals and also members of the public (some as young as 5 years old, while others were retired and had a lot of experience and wonderful stories to share).
Inspired and fascinated by the splatter patterns of water on sand,
the idea started to form around
the connection and borders
between land and sea.
Sea to me = Spatters Waves Foam Water Flow
Land brought me to soil, mud, “grond”
Only after I started playing and experimenting with the mud on the sand and rocks did I find out about the ship that got stranded just up the coast towards Knysna and Wilderness, leaking oil. My artwork incidentally or accidentally gained a new layer of meaning.