Tyvek® “Fire Snake” lights up the Spier Light Art Festival – December 2019

After the successful use and positive reaction of people to the Tyvek®  at the Nirox Sculpture Park at the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng, David Brits has been inspired and, in his words, “I wonder what I could do with 1 kilometre of Tyvek?!   I am looking forward to really pushing this material and introducing ever-wider audiences to its incredible properties through the medium of art.”

David used Tyvek® as the primary material to create an interactive light sculpture, “Fire Snake”, using 100 metres of Tyvek®, that will be in display for the month of December 2019 at the Spier Light Art Festival.



Last year’s festival attracted ten thousand new visitors to Spier over the festive period (this figure is on top of the thirty thousand visitors the estate gets in both December and January each year). This makes the Light Art Festival one of the most-visited arts events in the country, far surpassing the visitor numbers of South Africa’s top museums.

This class of cultural events are undoubtedly very potent platforms in which to align one’s company with the arts and Marshall Hinds is very privileged that DuPont™ Tyvek® is the material of choice of David Brits and others of his calibre of visionaries in the arts.

I think the photographs speak for themselves…

Till next Time:-)   Denise