Ledelle Moe, Congregation 1
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This remarkable sculpture is in the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, a work that almost demands that the viewer take time to become involved. Each of the heads depicted is different from the others, though from a distance they all appear quite alike. The title “Congregation” shows heads, seemingly isolated, yet functioning as a whole in a unified spatial arrangement. It suggests the holistic philosophy of Jan Christiaan Smuts (1870-1950), twice prime minister of South Africa and an instrumental figure in the founding of the League of Nations; holism essentially proposes that the whole is more than the sum of its individual parts. The artist, Ledelle Moe, ironically hails from South Africa. She was born in 1971 but is very active in the United States. The sculpture is concrete and was created between 2005-2008. Her website is www.ledellemoe.com
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