The Sea Point Pavilion has been graced with a wonderful new addition by artist, Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe. It is called “Walking the Road” and has been placed along the pavilion walkway temporarily until June 2011.
Marieke says, “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.”
Well done and thank you to Marieke who pioneered her public art project and erected it at her own cost, hopefully this step will encourage the City to support more public art in Cape Town! It is a great addition to the already popular walk along the promenade.
If you’re in Cape Town I suggest you start off near the Sea Point Pavilion and read the story of the little girl and the dragon fly from sculpture 1 to 18 along the way. It’s a great way to spend a beautiful Winter afternoon with all the friendly joggers and dog-walkers.
For more information about this work, check out www.walkingtheroad.com