“Walking the road” by Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe is a series of 18 clay and concrete sculptures of a little girl and a dragonfly, which can be seen along the Sea point promenade. These sculptures tell a story of perusing hope. The little girl represents South African democracy and the dragonfly is the freedom, equality and hope that South Africa strives towards.
The artist hopes that the sculptures inspire individuals to remember their own hopes and dreams as well as that of the South African community.
Marieke is a South African sculptor based in Elgin and explores the female form in sculpture. This artist aims to capture expression and emotion and thereby keep moments alive within the artwork.
– Sarah Mackenzie