Born in Zimbabwe.

Brenda Wingfield is Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Pretoria, and is affiliated with FABI. She commissioned the construction of the work ‘42’ for the FABI 2 foyer.

‘Why 42?’ you might wonder. Brenda explains:

“What do you get if you multiply six by seven? What is the third primary pseudo perfect number? Given 27 same-size cubes whose nominal values progress from 1-27, a 3x3x3 magic cube can be constructed such that every row, column, and corridor, and every diagonal passing through the centre, is composed of three numbers whose sum of values is 42.  What is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything? What do you get if you multiply 3 by 14?”