2018 Synanthrope Series

Media: Upcycled wood, glue and screws
Hannelie Coetzee continuous her exploration of the fragile relationship between humans and nature in Synanthrope Series II. A synanthrope refers to an animal or plant that lives near and benefits from an association with humans and the artificial habitats that humans create around them – like an urban environment. Coetzee urges viewers to consider their own impact on nature and to rethink how mankind will live with limited natural resources well into the future. Made from reclaimed materials, her artworks become a vehicle outside and inside the gallery to expand this conversation around the deromanticisation of the urban landscape and the incorporation of integrity back into natural resources, highlighting the ever-present link between human, nature and land.

2018 Hyenas walking Intercontinental Watershed
2019 Crutches with Poplar roots

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