May 28IN: NewsSCULPTURE FINALIST / LERATO MOTAUNG Cement can be used to build walls, but can it also break them down? 2014 PPC Imaginarium finalist Lerato Motaung certainly thinks it can. ShareLerato Motaung entered PPC Imaginarium in her third year of Applied and Fine Art at Tshwane University of Technology. Her submission, Darkest Hour, expresses her views on the powerlessness afforded children in South Africa.The Spark of an IdeaIn the words of Lerato, “Children have a powerful stake in political outcomes, but they have little power to shape them. Unable to vote or directly represent their own interests in goverening bodies, their ability to influence policy is limited.” So she chose to manifest this sense of helplessness using the medium of cement.The MethodLerato created children’s heads using a rubber mold and different varieties of concrete. Using PPC cement and different types of sands, she was able to create a variety of concrete in different shades and textures.The Final PieceThrough the use of PPC cement, Lerato has created a sculpture that aims to shed light on power of patriachy, as well the necessity for advocates who speak on the behalf of children, protecting their rights to survival and development.Do You Have Something to Say?Like Lerato, do you have an idea just waiting to be realised through the medium of cement? Enter the 2015 PPC Imaginarium today and share your vision with us.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!