In Taking Flight, a running boy dissolves into a flight of seagulls. The artist has adopted the silhouette as his medium and uses it to comment on society and the culture-nature divide.
Jaco Sieberhagen is well established within the South African art industry and is currently based in Onrus. He holds a BA degree from the University of Port Elizabeth, a BTh from Stellenbosch University and was an occasional student in sculpture under Prof Jos Nell at Rhodes University.
Jaco has taken part in numerous local and international exhibitions and has had twelve solo exhibitions. Monumental sculptures of the artist are in sculpture parks as far afield as China and Taiwan. His work, Puzzled, is currently part of Reflection, the public sculpture exhibition in Stellenbosch. Furthermore his work has been incorporated in various corporate collections, including The South African Constitutional Court, Sasol Collection, RMB Collection and the Sanlam collection, to name but a few.
With the use of CAD (computer-aided design) and laser technology Jaco creates shadow sculptures from mild steel. These sculptures express the landscape of the mind. He uses the skills and ideas of sequential art to allow the sculptures to tell a story.