Kom Sit Stellenbosch

A Public Art Exhibition in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

24 Benches are 24 ”canvases”

SEEMINGLY PEACEFUL 1, Sculpture by Jean Theron Louw, Church Street Stellenbosch.

The work


An old man sits - seemingly peaceful - and reads on a park bench. I weigh up and question the adverb “peaceful”. When he, Oupa Carlos, as an old man, reflects upon the world, can he feel serene? Does he wonder and reflect on how he and his peers have managed to cause the degeneration of the planet? Does he care about the legacy he has left behind?

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