Sculptor, André Prinsloo, sees the creation of his sculptures as a very private act that originates from deep within my sub-conscience. Verbal communication – especially with strangers, does not come naturally to him. Thus sculpture – like music, has become his universal language. In the act of creation I therefore talk to myself and it has become a way of exploring my inner emotions. As we are all human we can all identify with the emotions and feelings irrespective of our backgrounds. The human form has become his universal language in which he prefers to express himself. Andre is the sculptor of the 9m Nelson Mandela bronze statue situated at the Union buildings. He is currently in New York for the unveiling of the United Nation’s commissioned life size bronze Nelson Mandela figure.