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Brandon Borgelt - "Fallen"
W: 570mm x H: 790mm x D: 530mm
Approx. Weight: 60kg
This work is unframed
This piece is a metaphor for "The dark night of the Soul". That point where everything seems lost, or there is no way out. A point of utter desolation, which usually occurs just before a major shift and growth in ones spiritual evolution.
Brandon grew up in Johannesburg and always had a very keen interest in animals, keeping all kinds of weird and wonderful pets. At the age of fifteen he moved to Durban where he immediately started working part-time at the Dolphinarium and Snake Park on weekends and holidays. School was little more than an irritation that happened somewhere in a gloomy background and delayed him from getting on with what he wanted to do. After school he spent two years in the army and then worked full time at the Snake Park for six months. Restless and full of wander-lust he resigned and took off for the bush where he was involved in various aspects including a curio venture, game ranging at several private reserves, filming documentaries on lions and hyenas in Botswana and Namibia for National Geographic and the BBC and eventually winding up managing the crocodile farm at Sun City for twelve years.
Pieter Scheenloop Gallery, Brooklyn
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