The Hitchhiker

He who waits for a taxi in rural South Africa can wait a long, long time Composite image of a hitchhiker across the street. Added are two sculptures of local artist Uhlrich Riek (right) and the ‘astronaut’ in the rocket is recycle artist Jan Vingerhoets. The rocket I assembled of different parts of scrap metal which Herman pictured in and around his workshop.Limited edition run of …

The Sculpture Garden in Wolvengat

Wolvengat is not on many maps but on Google Maps (apps) you can find this hamlet in the middle of nowhere somewhere between Bredasdorp and Die Dam in the Western Cape. Wolvengat is home to one of the most fore-standing artists of South Africa; Willem Roubaix and his wife Tina. They have their own gallery …

The fish went flyabout

The details are in the textures. For this imaginary I used sculptures of artist Ulrich Riek from Napier in South Africa.

Some sculptures

Natural Sculptures in a Minimalism Garden

Three versions of one image …

Hermanus FynArts

This annual event attracts art lovers from all over. Last weekend the 2015 edition was officially opened. One of the attractions is a number of sculptures along the Cliff Path which stay there for a period of 8 months. What irritates me (but I think it’s a global ‘issue’) is that the organisation is sponsored …

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 …

Water Management

A local artist made some incredible water features in Knysna, South Africa. This is just one of them.

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 …

African Renaissance

All pictures in this blog are ‘imaginary’ and this one is no exception; it’s my own interpretation of ‘African Renaissance‘. I’ve kept it to our own environment here in Stanford, South Africa. Though on first sight ‘dull’; come to live the life here to discover a wonderful and inspirational village somewhere in nowhere between Hermanus …