Mike spent many years teaching sculpture & print making in Bloemfontein & Pretoria, South Africa. He has travelled widely and draws and sketches his visits to places of interest, converting these collections of visual information into sculptures, paintings & prints. His sculpture reflects the African landscape, while his portraits in bronze give tangible and visual portrayals of his contemporaries, prominent people and children, of his time.
A selection of commissions and private bronze, stainless steel and wood sculptures
South African sculptor Mike Edwards spent his formative years in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, in the Karoo and in the Transkei. The ruggedness of the coastal area, the desolate Karoo landscape and the rolling green hills of the Transkei made an indelible impact on him. The landscape, with all its different forms, remains one of his chief areas of interest.
A selection of commisioned and private portraits of prominent people, colleagues, family and friends
Mike Edwards is a keen portraitist and has completed many portraits of public figures, academics and fellow artists. His most important work in this area of interest is a 12m x 3m bronze panel for the Delville Wood Battle Field in Longueval, France. He has recently completed a full-figure portrait of the Rev. John Dube, first President of the ANC (1914) for a National Heritage Museum project.