Romy Aura Maloon
Afrikaner Soldier- At the Peak of One's Career, 1976

Afrikaner Soldier- At the Peak of One's Career, 1976

Ceramic, synthetic flowers, 1976 South African Army issued buttons and metals

Dimensions variable 3ft. long x 3ft. wide x 1.5ft. tall, 2012

This piece was specifically created for Beep Beep Gallery's Create Destroy Rebuild exhibition. CDR is a process oriented show. The artists are asked to take a completed work (either old or new), destroy it in whatever fashion they wish, and then rebuild the pieces to create an all-new piece of art. 

The South African issued buttons where my father’s during his time in the South African army under the apartheid government. In 1976 he served as a medic during the Soweto Student uprisings.