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Item date(s): 2010

Leon de Villiers

Medium: Rubber tyre and tubes
Size: 300mm
Edition: Unique

Place publication: (Potchefstroom, RSA)
Publisher: The artist

Reference note:
The title of the book refers to the content of the book which consists of twenty love verses and is about the fragility of the human heart. The content is in strong contrast to the book, which is crude and rough, just like the appearance of humans sometimes crude and rough, in contrast to their sensitive feelings. The cover is made of flat pieces of unused truck tire and the pages of old used truck inner tubes cleaned and cut into page form and bound with nylon rope. The 5.5 kg book is packed in a red painted tomato box - the color of love and life. The title and the author's name is written on pieces of tubing stuck onto rusted metal, and the handwritten poems are in white ink. The last tube is a sketch of a nude male figure with a violin in hand.

Medium: Rubber tires, tubes, rusted metal, nylon and white ink

Exhibition notes:
Included on the exhibition 'Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page', exhibited at WOORDFEES 2010. Archive Room in JS Gericke Library, University of Stellenbosch, 1st - 6th March 2010; The Gallery of the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 15th April - 13th May 2010; the FADA Gallery, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, 12th - 30th July 2010.

Ref: DP/10065

Images courtesy Wessie van der Westhuizen NWU

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