Anti-aircraft girl (2014) – the sculptural amalgamation of a female torso with the mechanism of an anti-aircraft weapon – is an immersive installation which ironically emphasizes non-participation. The polychrome fibreglass figure implies a complex and reciprocal relationship between its sculptural form and the colour enhancing it, modified into a mutual dependency. The artist’s intention is to explore the complex relationships when a personal sense of morality goes up in arms against authoritative coercion.
Stefan Blom (born in 1963, lives and works in Cape Town) is a sculptor whose work is shown primarily in European and American galleries and museums. Blom was a nominee for the FNB Vita Art Now Awards (1996), and has completed work and permanent installations for the District Six Museum and St George's Cathedral, both in Cape Town.