BlocART is created by Cape Town artist Kenau Botha. Each piece of wood that makes up the heart is sourced from recycling depots, building sites, or intercepted before it goes to a landfill.
Every piece has a history – coming from homes, gardens, broken furniture or discarded shelving. This is so obviously seen during the cleaning process – when the personal histories show themselves – sometimes in the nails or screws , the many layers of paint, the drawings of children on a skirting, or the chew marks from a pet, the stains from a workbench…
The wood is cleaned and painted before the process of cutting and gluing begins. Every piece is put together, cut and finished by hand.
The most beautiful thing about each heart is the textures and history that each piece carries. The application in itself is a timeous effort, and every piece speaks of the love and patience it has been crafted with.
Size: 12" x 12".