Working with Anni Snyman & friends as part of the Karoo Geoglyph Project, I helped with the Snake Eagle Thinking Path, which is launching in September 2015. I created two land art pieces on the last trip by using cracked pieces of lime that we had to lift from the Snake Eagle Thinking Path as part of some corrections that needed to be done. Inspired by the plants, that includes a variety of scraggly bushes and succulents, I created a tree that divides its branches in the same way that a river flows. The cracked texture alludes to dried bone and also dried soil surfaces where water has evaporated. I also created a flowing version of the Ouroboros:

Ouroboros or uroboros (/jʊərɵˈbɒrəs/; /ɔːˈrɒbɔrəs/, from the Greek οὐροβόρος ὄφις tail-devouring snake) is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail and it symbolizes the cyclic nature of the universe: creation out of destruction, Life out of Death. The ouroboros eats its own tail to sustain its life, in an eternal cycle of renewal.

  • Site Snake Eagle Thinking Path, Matjiesfontein
  • Date March 2015