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Alexa Pienaar


WAR TANK / ZIP (2016)

Type of book work: Unique / sculptural book-object (one-of-a-kind)
Dimensions: 1130 x 215 x 140
Media: mixed

Artist's / designer's statements

I have designed and created an artist's book in which the dynamics of the book supports the content. The cover of my book is in the shape of a large, 3 dimensional zip, which separates from the bottom part, exposing a strip of paper with small drawings and annotated writing. The drawings is a timeline of the development the bow and arrow. These drawings of this seemingly simple weapon (advancing as time goes by) is supported by the zip in a manner that the Zip can be seen as a war tank, a large, very dangerous, weapon.

Artist / Student

2012 Matriculated at Menlo Park High School, South Africa
Currently in 3rd year, Fine Art UJ, South Africa


2010 Pretoria Design-an-Ad competition winner, South Africa
2016 3rd position IHOA poster design, South Africa
2017 Showcased works at Pretoria Student Arts Exhibition, South Africa

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