Baardskeerdersbos Art Route; the finishing touch

Me and Yvonne participated in the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route 17-18 October. We did well. Unfortunately we hardly had time to look into the work of other artists. Anyway I made a brief selection of pictures and processed these my way.

 

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A known South African artist ordered some retro jewellery. Yesterday he drove all the way to our village to collect his order. The maker is my wife and the artist is sculptor Niël Jonker. Picture processed in Macphun Intensify Pro, Noiseless Pro (light) and Tonality.

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The Baardskeerdersbos Art Route

Today we ‘did’, as last year, the Baardskeersdersbos Art Route; an event organised by all residing artists of Baardskeerdersbos; a hamlet somewhere in nowhere in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa. There are 14 artists living is this place but they invited colleagues from elsewhere to co-participate so we lost count of the total number of artists. We did not intend to see them all anyway for that would have been too much. We were impressed by some of the works of photographer Kali van der Merwe (especially the insects) and surprised by work of ‘guest artist’ Leli Hoch. The sculptures of Niel Jonker (see one of the pictures) we knew already but work (paintings) of Amanda Jephson was new for us. Liz van de Berg we met before and this artist makes an art form of fresh fish, i.e. she inks them for an imprint on paper.

Baardskeerdersbos is out of the ordinary; even the landscape is different or is it me?

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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