22422 An Exhibition of wood sculpture by Mike Edwards
Mike Edwards’ exhibition Statement
I use elements found in the harsh African landscape, carved by wind and rain with growth forms of visual splendour but also menacing in their thorny struggle to survive. This is a landscape that strongly reflects the diversity, intolerance and precariousness found in our African life. I hope to convey these aspects in my non-representational ‘things’. These responses are those that we feel when confronted or exposed to the wonder of the physical world. Also felt are the responses to the innumerable phases, conditions and actions of ‘man’ in general.
In this collection of work, made over the recent past, my emphasis has changed, without conscious planning, from menacing forms, to work that reflects more stability and contentment.
On viewing the work, my grandson’s comment was, ‘they make me happy’.
My wish is for the sculpture to speak for itself allowing each viewer to respond intuitively.
Pieter van Heerden
Director of the Association of Arts Pretoria
extends a warm welcome
23 April – 7 May 2022
Please join us for a glass of wine at the opening of
Mike Edwards 22422
an exhibition of wood sculptures
on Saturday, 23 April 2022
from 10:00 to 12:30
Willi Lottering will conduct the opening address at 11:00
Saturday 7 May 2022