Life and Death Drive ‘Magic’ of South African artist Bronwyn Lace
Insects embossed in paper, thousands of feathered fishing flies in ceiling-high columns, the skeleton of a horse suspended to suggest a prehistoric or alien creature, rhino bones in the shape of a snake eating its own tail … South African artist Bronwyn Lace often uses bizarre materials to realize her fantasies. To view her work is to become part of a magical world where art and physics merge and structure and form decompose to offer wondrous insights into life and death, order and chaos.
Bronwyn Lace’s suspended horse skeleton in a gallery in Johannesburg (Photo: B. Lace)
Bronwyn Lace, whose art is described as “beautiful” and “magical” (Photo: B. Lace)
The artist enjoys working with monofilament fishing line, which she used here to suspend thousands of fishing flies (Photo: B. Lace)
Lace also secured pieces of glass from a church window using fishing line (Photo: B. Lace)