The Beginning – Rowland Daniel

I recently had the great pleasure of working with the artist Rowland Daniel. This incredibly humble sculptor has been working on his art part time for over 20 years and only recently took it up full time. I was lucky enough to work with him on his very first solo-exhibition in the NWU Botanical Garden and Gallery. I found his works to be honest and straight forward while the recycled materials remind us of our duty to encourage green living and green art making!

An installation shot of the gallery.

An installation shot of the gallery.

Amazing rock pieces in Rowland's garden at his house. I like to think of them as thinking stones. Definitely an installation for the philosophers and thinkers among us.

Amazing rock pieces in Rowland’s garden at his house. I like to think of them as thinking stones. Definitely an installation for the philosophers and thinkers among us.

Probably my favourite sculptures in the exhibit. These guys are simple but clever and very aesthetically pleasing.

Probably my favourite sculptures in the exhibit. These guys are simple but clever and very aesthetically pleasing.

A mask made from recycled metal and reworked throw-away bricks. Modelled on the artist's own features.

A mask made from recycled metal and reworked throw-away bricks. Modelled on the artist’s own features.

A fountain sculpture made by Rowland as a commission. Though this isn't one of the artist's great artistic achievements, this late-afternoon moment was too beautiful not to post.

A fountain sculpture made by Rowland as a commission. Though this isn’t one of the artist’s great artistic achievements, this late-afternoon moment was too beautiful not to post.

One of his bronze works.

One of his bronze works.

A native American in resin.

A native American in resin.

A mask made from recycled steel.

A mask made from recycled steel.

Kevin du Plessis Photography on Rowland Daniel 4