Piér and Jo-Marie have just opened their new store, Piér Rabe Eclectic in the Palms Centre in Woodstock. Hope to see you there soon!
Strijdom van der Merwe “Installation” at Pier Rabe Antiques,
Art and Contemporary Design, Stellenbosch, on Sat 3 October 2009 at 18:30
Van der Merwe uses the materials provided by the chosen site. His sculptural forms take shape in relation to the landscape. It is a process of working with the natural world, using sand, water, wood, rocks etc. He shapes these elements into geometrical forms that participate with their environment, continually changing until their final probable destruction. He observes the fragility of beauty, while not lamenting its passing, what remains is a photographic image, a fragment of the imagination. While a visual record is materially all hat is left, he also leaves us a reminder of the capacity, however feeble, of an individual to alter the universe by embracing the ceaseless changing of nature, actively contributing to it and, in so doing, modulating and beautifying the outcome.