89 x 40.5 x 40.5cm
inscribed on the reverse label with the artist's name and the title
This work, intended to be humorous, is about sport though it may not
appear so. On the 'playing field,' the green section textured with
sand, is a little notice saying 'Hallowed Ground' which describes an
attitude to sport fields. I found the tin boot on a beach, and kept
it for a future 'construction'- it is such a wonderful object. I
bought the miniature plastic soccer balls. It is obvious what the
combination of the boot and the balls is about! The little screen
behind the rugby goal post says 'Pleasure Market', a derogatory
statement, as sport has become another market-place. The orange
plastic semi-circle was also a found object, as were the blue 'palm'
trees. The extended front section of the field, with the small rugby
ball attached, folds into the main assemblage.
The title - 'All balls and no mystery' - is, sadly, my
humorous attitude to sport, which has been given weighty prominence
by South African society. For instance, on the news bulletin there is
ten minutes on sport and we hear about Frikkie who has broken his
ankle and might not go to Australia, while the world about us is
falling apart. That the healing of Frikkie X's sprained ankle should
be considered a topic of national concern!