Arts, Culture & Heritage

Paper Pigeons

Last Updated: September 26, 2023
Artist

Maja Marx and Gerhard Max

A Brief History

The work was financed by the JDA, and commissioned in association with the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg. Brendan Copestake acted as the commissioning agent/project manager.

Description

Three metre high pigeons fashioned out of steel sheets, folded together in a way that references the origami paper folding technique. The large origami is homage to the oriental and Chinese community that has played a significant role in the part of the City. The three pigeon figures dwarf pedestrians passing Pigeon Square, Ferreirasdorp Johannesburg.

Artwork Signage

The work was financed by the JDA, and commissioned in association with the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg. Brendan Copestake acted as the commissioning agent/project manager.

Location & Address

Corner Miriam Makeba Street and Albertina Sisulu Road, Ferreirasdorp