Sam's Sister & the Little Box of Happiness - Revisited



Year: 2015
Bronze & stainless steel base
Size: 1.16m x 1.53m x 0.27m
Mass: 67kg 
Selling price: R 175 000


Two sisters on a see-saw. This piece is about sisterly protection & love amidst tenuous circumstances and an adverse environment.” MM

This piece was made using two beautiful sisters as the models. Having few alternatives, the older sister took the younger one into her home and took care of her. The sculpture shows the two sisters back to back with the older sister holding onto ‘Sam’ in a protective manner. They are nude to show their femininity and their vulnerability. ‘The Little Box of Happiness’ is depicted below the bench that they are sitting on...it is small and unopened. The bench is particularly robust to depict the stability Sam's sister provided for her. This story shows the resilience of human beings when they find themselves under adverse conditions.