Sappi 2018 Calendar - Cover Feature

Artwork, inspiration and artist



Every forest has mother trees that provide the younger trees with nutrients and resources. Inspired by the interconnectedness through the trees' roots, three capsules shaped by Birch boards, highlight the contrast between processed and raw. Two capsules feature on the cover and the third as a line drawing on the theme page. Each capsule explores growth in nature and the world we live in, where we can forever capture what it really means to move forward together as one.

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Artist: Danelle Janse van Rensburg
Title: Untitled
Material used: Poplar wood, birch ply wood, bamboo ply wood, painted roots, pitt pastel on fabriano paper
Printed on: Sappi Algro Design® 240g/m2


More about the artist:

Danelle is a sculptor and drawing artist living and working from her studio in Pretoria. She completed her studies at the Tshwane University of Technology and achieved a B-tech degree in sculpture with distinction. She began exhibiting in 2007 and since then, has taken part in over 60 group exhibitions, becoming part of the Top 5 finalists at the Lovell Art Competition in 2014. Her work has also been selected for various other competitions and has been bought into both private and corporate collections.