The ‘Baardskeerdersbos’ Art Route

Today we visited 4 of the 19 participating artists of the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route. Baardskeerdersbos is a small hamlet somewhere in nowhere in the Overberg in the Western Cape, South Africa. This artist community organizes annually the Art Route attracting visitors of all walks of life and from all over. The pictured sculptures are the work of ‘multi-disciplinary’ artist Niel Jonker.

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The 'Baardskeerdersbos' Art Route

Today we visited 4 of the 19 participating artists of the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route. Baardskeerdersbos is a small hamlet somewhere in nowhere in the Overberg in the Western Cape, South Africa. This artist community organizes annually the Art Route attracting visitors of all walks of life and from all over. The pictured sculptures are the work of ‘multi-disciplinary’ artist Niel Jonker.

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Eyeset

The Sunset in the Stanford Valley inspired me for this imaginary:

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The ‘elements’ used are those of an informal settlement nearby (right), the cat of Matjiesfontein, a flying heron, my first photo model Karuna, her eye and a beach boy from Hermanus.

Earth Hour after some photoshopping

Last night I posted some images I made earlier that evening during the Earth Hour celebration in our village. This morning I took a few to the ‘photoshop’ and this is the result.

Something about the history of Earth Hour in South Africa: It started all here in this little village, somewhere in nowhere between the whales (Hermanus) and the sharks (Gansbaai) in the Western Cape. A year later Cape Town followed but the difference is that in Stanford Earth Hour is celebrated in the way it should…..

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Garden objects

Some call it art but for me it’s just garden decoration. For years now it’s a trend to add objects in the garden. It can be anything; from an old plough to the rusty pickup truck left behind by a previous owner. The owner of this garden kept it to a few home made steel crane birds, bird feeders and a wheelbarrow.

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