Artist David Brits, has unveiled his first public sculpture at the new Aerobiology TB Research Facility at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in Masiphumelele, an area near to where he grew up.
The artwork which is called Ouroboros (Red Edge) consists of an unfolding series of dynamic curves. The form embodies the patterns that govern both the human body and the natural world – simultaneously evoking the symbolic AIDS ribbon and the double-helix structure of DNA.
The title of the artwork refers to the Ouroboros, the ancient symbol of a snake devouring its tail. It is an image without beginning or end, whose logic refutes
itself and which somehow suspends time.
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