Eve De Jong - Baobab Red


Reconstructed Baobab continues my work with plastic and wire structures constructed largely from melted and whole recycled bottle tops, developing the theme of artificial/organic objects from “rocks” to “trees”.


The baobab is highly symbolic of survival and resilience in the face of arid climates and an iconic southern African tree. The work is an interpretation of a baobab, and the “branches” can also be read as chains, looping and binding.


Re-imagining these ancient trees in plastic contrasts their resilience with the long-lasting pollution of the earth, all the more poignant in the face of the looming climate catastrophe.

  • Eve De Jong - Baobab Red
  • @Sandton
  • Found objects, plastic (melted and original), steel wire mesh
  • 200 x 65 cm