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Drag Marks

Artwork date(s): 2010

Jan van der Merwe

Medium: Wood, paper and charcoal
Measurements: 1420mm (length) x 470mm (width) x 870mm (height)
Edition: Unique

Type: South African Artists Book

Place publication: (Pretoria)
Publisher: The artist

Reference noteOn the sheets of paper are charcoal drag marks made with a charred piece of tree trunk as well as a drawing of a tree root and a chair. The drag marks change on each page and eventually disappear on the last page. The drag marks indicate the 'aftermath' of the processed tree visible on the paper, but the tree root and chair are also metaphors for 'people being swept away'.

Exhibition notesIncluded on the exhibition 'Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page', exhibited at WOORDFEES 2010. Archive Room in JS Gericke Library, University of Stellenbosch, 1st - 6th March 2010; The Gallery of the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 15th April - 13th May 2010; the FADA Gallery, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, 12th 30th July 2010.

Ref: DP10/60

Images courtesy Wessie van der Westhuizen NWU
Total images: 4

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