Spier Art Walk: Hotel

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    15 Apr 2019
    Clock 20min      Length1mi
    5 ratings

    Ouroboros - End of Walk

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    Up close, you might be able to make out what type of animal these bones came from.

    For the artwork, Lace used a donated skeleton of a young rhinoceros killed some years ago during a lightning storm in the Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng.
    Through a process of dismantling and then reconfiguring the bones, she created a new skeleton - an artwork that embodies ancient symbolic meaning.

    Ourorboros is the ancient symbol of the serpent eating its own tail. In this installation, the associated cross cultural and ancient symbolic meaning of eternity, infinity and rebirth stand in sharp contrast to the current state of the Rhinoceros. This is an animal soon to find itself on the extinction list unless there is meaningful intervention by humans.

    This is where our walk ends. I hope you've enjoyed experiencing some of the artwork Spier has to offer.

    We have two other walks available at Spier. To access them, just go to Cape Winelands under the Explore tab in the VoiceMap app.

    Enjoy the rest of your time at Spier.

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