Bootstraps, 1997

Acrylic resin, lead strips, contact glue. Installation dimensions variable. From an exhibition titled "Reject" at the KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

How do we read objects and how do they carry particular associations? This series of sculptures is inspired by early military uniforms and regalia designed according to Nazi patterns. The militarized police during the late 1970’s and 80’s, the high-apartheid era in South Africa, created their own versions of these designs.