Francois Viljoen is a South African born artist, now lives in the south west part of Baden Württemberg, Germany. In many ways arts influenced and marked his life from the start. He was in a only Academic+Sport school with no art classes, This was quite frustrating, but then the creative process, esp. drawing, became a passion and big interest in his teenage years, following a long, weekly TV series called, "Quest for Romanticism". He then started to draw, more and more. "It was like finding my call in life and meaning... Like bringing order to...
Sculpture: 'Bamboo Visitor (Chameleon Hunting sculpture statue)' by Francois Viljoen
Bronze Life Size Chameleon on Bamboo sculpture statuette for sale for Interior Decoration in the House or Home by the Observant Wild Life Sculptor François Viljoen who writes... "Chameleon" means "earth lion" and is derived from the Greek words chamai (on the ground, on the earth) and leon (lion). It is know for its ability to change colours, and fit into the surroundings, and also for camouflage. On a more abstract level it can relate to the human trait to adopt or change in order to fit in. According to Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation" rated "love/belonging" as 3rd important human need. And in Bronze Chameleon on Gourd sculpture Prowling Chameleon sculpture for sale for Indoors Inside Interior decoration by the International Philosophical Sculptor François Viljoen. He writes....... "In order to "fit in", we change ourselves (our looks?), to fit into a group or to be more like another person. This is at times, even done unknowingly. The modern fashion trends is a example of this. Even the punk movement, who, seemingly rebelled against the fashion industry, but created their own “uniform”/dress code, but even this was a specific dress code by which they were accepted as one of the group. The sphere shaped, bronze vessel/container features a Chameleon moving slowly through the bamboo branches.
48 x 25 x 26 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 1 ft 6 8/9 in x 9 5/6 in x 10 1/4 in
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