January 31IN: NewsSculpture Finalist 2016/Dries Fourie I wanted to sculpt the Bible’s story of Pharoah’s dream of the seven cows... ShareThe idea for my sculpture came to me about two years ago. I wanted to sculpt the Bible’s story of Pharoah’s dream of the seven cows. The seven fat cows in his dream symbolise wealth, health and prosperous times. The seven thin cows, on the other hand, symbolise famine, sickness and death.The two sets of cows allude to opposite sides – positive and negative. It’s a universal theme that is as much applicable to the individual’s life as it is to global political, social or economic issues.My intenion with my sculpture is to engage the mind of the viewer. Simple forms have been arranged in a repetitive way to create intensity. Thus, borrowing an idea from Sol Lewitt in 1967, the arrangement becomes the end while the form becomes the means.I used cement, a new and unfamiliar material to me, as an expressive device to emphasise colour, texture and shape without affecting the understanding of the idea.This project tested my abilities as an artist but I enjoyed the challenge.Related ArticlesMarch 21IN: NewsEMERGING TALENT POPS UP AT THE AVA GALLERY March 13IN: NewsTalent From Emerging Creatives Showcases At Pop-Up Exhibition At Nelson Mandela University Bird Street Gallery, Port ElizabethMarch 06IN: NewsMeet the Judges - Pieter Mathews, 2019February 18IN: NewsMeet the judges – Adelheid von Maltitz, 2019February 15IN: NewsMeet Judge & Curator Stephen HobbsFebruary 15IN: NewsDon’t forget the deadline!