Creative Napier

Today is the start of one of the largest art events in the Overberg region in South Africa.

14 Artists from Napier present their work in 10 different locations. All are locally relatively unknown but all are able to make a living in one or another way in these difficult times.

On display are amongst others, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photo’s, handbags (not the crafty stuff) and jewellery.

Me and my wife, jewellery designer, Yvonne de Wit own Studio98 along the main road and that is where we present our work.

Yvonne designs and creates unique jewellery of copper and Sterling Silver all or not combines with each other and all or not with a stone she makes of colourful local (South African) earth particles and pigments which she binds in a natural way. It took her 2 years of experimenting with plant material that binds earth (pigments) into a water-, heat- and frost resistent stone. The metal comes in in granulates which she melts, shapes and welds into the the final product.

As for myself I will emphasise my Haiku photography. There are only 2 photographers in South Africa who are at home in this discipline. The phenomenon is relatively unknown in South Africa contrary to that with countries in Europe, the Far East, Australia and the Americas where most of my Haiku photos end up….. Most of the Haiku photos shown below are already sold but I’m not sitting still….

Haiku Age

HAIKU AGE
Getting old is like
watching yourself riel dancing
in self reflection

24-26 September: 14 artists of Napier present their work in 10 different locations in Napier. Studio98 is home of photographer Herman van Bon and jewellery designer Yvonne de Wit.

The first 101 days …

…. but still many more days to go by the (political) looks of it.

I have documented the first 101 days of lockdown in South Africa. All black and white pictures shot in and around our village (Napier, Western Cape).

The lockdown has eased a bit and we were able to open our gallery again.

You are welcome to visit and see a new series of jewellery and haiku photographs.

Click on each picture to see it in full.

Exhibition Haiku Photography

HAIKU DANCE:


Slow song sweetly sung

she sways gently. wishing for

his tender embrace.


Next month at the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route I will officially launch my new colourful Haiku photographs as guest artist of Liz Van Den Berg (Gyotaku prints) at Tierfontein. Baardskeerdersbos is a hamlet tucked away between Gansbaai and Bredasdorp in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.