Title: Question Everything
Dimensions: 1m x 1m x 1,3m
Materials: Cretestone, bricks, stickers with text, paint, fake fur.
Photography: Liliane Top
“Question Everything” is a quote from Maria Mitchell and the inspiration for this sculpture which is especially made for the children’s library in the township Masiphumelele (40km from Cape Town). The sculpture refers to the meaning of wisdom which cannot be obtained through rational knowledge alone. Joseph Beuys expressed the lack of intuition through his performance ‘How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare’. Real wisdom also contains a touch of magic like the wizard Harry Potter has taught us. The combination of these symbols, the ears of a hare of Joseph Beuys, the Harry Potter glasses on a book shows that true wisdom can only be obtained by reading library books, combined with intuition and a pinch of magic. This statue still stands in the courtyard of the children’s library at Masiphumelele, South Africa