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...
The Strangler Fig is a incredible plant, very beautiful (fully grown), but also very deadly. It latches onto other tree. The roots begin to thicken and they completely surround the host tree. The host tree begins to suffer as less and less nutrients from the soil can make it up to the leaves, the pathways blocked and crushed by the Strangler. After some years the host tree dies and the fig tree, now strong enough to stand on its own carries on living while the host tree wither`s and dies.
6 x 60 x 60 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 2 1/3 in x 1 ft 11 2/3 in x 1 ft 11 2/3 in
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Peter de Sausmarez.
Just today the package with the sculpture ”Forest Fairy” has arrived. Safe, perfectly packed. I must say “Forest Fairy” is really beautiful, great! I like her very much, her hands, her emotional dance, feelings hidden in her body. Thank you for filling my home with beauty. I wish you both a lot of enthusiasm for marvellous work you do.
Jana Kasparova, Kosice, Slovakia.