In Context: Willem Boshoff / Big Druid in his cubicle

About

South African artist Willem Boshoff lived like a druid for much of his life and presents his experiences in person as BIG DRUID. BIG DRUID resides in a custom made cubicle where he battles with shadows, aesthetic constructs and words. He occupies the cubicle throughout the art fair. His irregular sleeping pattern dictates that he sleeps and meditates at unforeseen times of the day or night. He only leaves his cubicle for meals, ablutions and solitary druidic walks in the mornings or afternoons. BIG DRUID works on computer, writing druidic dictionaries, plotting philosophical strategies and documenting his experiences and large collection of diviners’ articles. The cubicle has an area of retreat and contains the divination collection. It is also fitted with exhibition shelves and a work area where BIG DRUID makes and shows artworks and thought processes that reflect on the outcome of his extravagant druidic insights and multivagant itinerary.

  • Bifidity

    Willem Boshoff

    Bifidity, 2009

    Sculpture

    Edition of 30

  • Wall Shifts in Wood

    Willem Boshoff

    Wall Shifts in Wood, 2010

    Relief wall sculpture, wood, three interlocking pieces

    75 x 58 x 60 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Tshidumbumukwe

    Willem Boshoff

    Tshidumbumukwe, 2010

    Imbuia sculpture (multiple)

    57 x 50 x 31 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Blind Fish No. 5

    Willem Boshoff

    Blind Fish No. 5, 2010

    Jacaranda sculpture with braille pins

    144 x 23 x 38 cm

  • Cardioid

    Willem Boshoff

    Cardioid, 2010

    Interactive relief wall sculpture consisting of two toothed wheels, glass disk, bolted - on handle and magnet (multiple)

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  • Compass Rose

    Willem Boshoff

    Compass Rose, 2010

    32 Marble and granite blocks indicating 32 wind directions or compass points

    Circle: 3 m Diameter, Blocks: 20 x ...

  • Prayer Gamble

    Willem Boshoff

    Prayer Gamble, 2010

    Wall Assemblage: Prayer rug, black cloth, 2304 dice, panel pins

    122 x 209 x 7.5 cm

  • Light Box I

    Willem Boshoff

    Light Box I, 2009

    Street image 1

    87 x 122 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Light Box II

    Willem Boshoff

    Light Box II, 2009

    Street image 1

    87 x 122 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Light Box III

    Willem Boshoff

    Light Box III, 2009

    Street image 1

    87 x 122 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Children of the Stars - Calculus Moo

    Willem Boshoff

    Children of the Stars - Calculus Moo, 2010

    Etching

    35 x 52 cm

    Edition of

  • Children of the Stars- Clast Ma

    Willem Boshoff

    Children of the Stars- Clast Ma, 2010

    Etching

    35 x 52 cm

    Edition of

  • Children of the Stars- Big B

    Willem Boshoff

    Children of the Stars- Big B, 2010

    Etching

    35 x 52 cm

    Edition of

  • Oh No! Words - Amychesis

    Willem Boshoff

    Oh No! Words - Amychesis, 2010

    Offset litho print

    29.5 x 42 cm

    Edition of 35

  • Oh No! Words - Formication

    Willem Boshoff

    Oh No! Words - Formication, 2010

    Offset litho print

    29.5 x 42 cm

    Edition of 35

  • Oh No! Words - Oneiropomist

    Willem Boshoff

    Oh No! Words - Oneiropomist, 2010

    Offset litho print

    29.5 x 42 cm

    Edition of 0

  • Oh No!  Words - Culmicolous

    Willem Boshoff

    Oh No! Words - Culmicolous, 2010

    Offset litho print

    29.5 x 42 cm

    Edition of 35

  • Oh No! Words - Pogonophobia

    Willem Boshoff

    Oh No! Words - Pogonophobia, 2010

    Offset litho print

    29.5 x 42 cm

    Edition of 35

  • Oh No! Words - Intercourse

    Willem Boshoff

    Oh No! Words - Intercourse, 2010

    Offset litho print

    29.5 x 42 cm

    Edition of 35

  • Oh No! Words - Paratomy

    Willem Boshoff

    Oh No! Words - Paratomy, 2010

    Offset litho print

    29.5 x 42 cm

    Edition of 35

  • Oh No! Words - Dromomania

    Willem Boshoff

    Oh No! Words - Dromomania, 2010

    Offset litho print

    29.5 x 42 cm

    Edition of 35

  • Noli Turbare Circulos Meos

    Willem Boshoff

    Noli Turbare Circulos Meos, 2009

    Polished Belfast Black Granite with sandblast text design

    Panels: 100 x 140.5 x 3 cm

    Edition...

  • PI

    Willem Boshoff

    PI, 2010

    Engraved aluminium

    120 x 120 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Prime Numbers

    Willem Boshoff

    Prime Numbers, 2010

    Engraved aluminium

    120 x 120 cm

    Edition of 5

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