This sculpture was commissioned by the Natal Cane Growers Association, to be placed at the KwaDukuza library in Stanger. The sculpture commemorates the courage and fore-site of the Indian indentured labourers brought to Natal in 1860, 152 years ago, to work in the cane fields. These men and women built a community from nothing; educating and creating business, while fulfilling their contract to the Cane owners who shipped them to South Africa. The community in Stanger now have a monument to remind and educate the youth of today about their origins.
"Dear Sarah...At a meeting of my Central Commitee held yesterday (5 December 2012) members had requested that I convey to you that how pleased and impressed they were of the Sculpture. it was an artistic piece of work and aesthetically pleaseing to the eye...
Arjun Jagessur Secretary"
A maquette (small version) is available soon to be purchased as a limited edition of 15, click here to see it in wax.
I have put together a short Youtube video, showing the process of modeling the life-size Cane cutter - Click Here