Walking the road

Walking the road.

For several days we've traveled along the waterfront here in Capetown. Several times in the bus and then by car.

The freedom of having a vehicle yesterday allowed me the time to stop and take a closer look at the sculptures that captured my interest.


Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe


"The Little Girl in my fable-like interpretation thus represents a young South African democracy and the Dragonfly visualises a dream of freedom, equality and hope that we as a nation persue.

On a personal level, it is also a reminder to each of us of the hope that we individually live for and of the dreams that mark our lives, our own story.

The 18 sculptures are to be on the Promenade for twelve months and will be removed again in June 2011.

Walking the Road is set in place with the permission of the Sea Point Ward Council and Sub Committees.  It is something of a pilot project towards a more detailed Public Art Policy for the City of Cape Town with the hope that there will be more Public Art to follow in the City at large. 

For the project Walking the Road, however, all responsibility for sculptures, installation, maintenance and removal is that of the artist.

I am honoured to be sharing this story with you."


Walking the road.

I found the images fascinating and set against the sky and the turbulent sea, they command your attention.

I didn't photograph all of the images, but I did walk past 10 of them.

The sea raged on one side, Dark, brooding and at times translucent in as the waves broke on black rocks in the setting sun.

closer to the sea wall,  the seagulls foraged for morsels in the clear water.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    A wonderful story and interpretation.

  2. Pam says:

    You never know what you will find until you investigate… I think it’s a super project.

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