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Thea Soggot - Torso 31 and Torso 37, 1996

Thea Soggot (1958-)
Torso 31 (1996)
Magaliesberg earth on arches paper / 1385 x 1135 mm
CCAC #0445

Donated by the artist

This work is inspired by an 11th century sculpture that has deteriorated into a limbless torso. Working in wet earth from the Magaliesberg, an area occupied by humans at least 2 million years ago, the artist explores the thoughts and emotions of early humans.

Torso 37 (1996)
Magaliesberg earth on arches paper / 1385 x 1135 mm
CCAC #0446

Donated by the artist

The torso is constructed with layers of Magaliesberg earth. The layers cover, reveal, and inscribe both physical and psychological marks. Some layers refer to a wound as much as to healing, to pain as well as strength – an expression of life.

Photographs by Dominic Toerien

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