Helen Martins, Creator of the Owl House in Nieu Bethesda. One of the many sculptures in her 'Camel Yard'.

Helen Martins, Creator of the Owl House in Nieu Bethesda. One of the many sculptures in her 'Camel Yard'.

Beautiful Windows to be found in the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda    In the back garden there are numerous cement statues that were made by Helen Martins & Koos Malgas.      The museum is open 7 days a week & a must visit for all.     For more information on Nieu-Bethesda - please visit http://www.camdeboocottages.co.za/index.php/nieu-bethesda

Beautiful Windows to be found in the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda In the back garden there are numerous cement statues that were made by Helen Martins & Koos Malgas. The museum is open 7 days a week & a must visit for all. For more information on Nieu-Bethesda - please visit http://www.camdeboocottages.co.za/index.php/nieu-bethesda

The Lion - Helen Martins, Nieu Bethesda, The Owl House. (23 December 1897 - 8 August 1976) en.wikipedia.org/...

The Lion - Helen Martins, Nieu Bethesda, The Owl House. (23 December 1897 - 8 August 1976) en.wikipedia.org/...

“The Owl House is a national monument in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Her work was a source of suspicion and derision within the village and during her time, Helen Martins received very little support or enthusiasm about her work.    Her lifelong exposure to the fine crushed glass she used to decorate her walls and ceilings caused her eyesight to start failing in 1976. She committed suicide on August 8, 1976 by ingesting caustic soda, aged 78.”

“The Owl House is a national monument in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Her work was a source of suspicion and derision within the village and during her time, Helen Martins received very little support or enthusiasm about her work. Her lifelong exposure to the fine crushed glass she used to decorate her walls and ceilings caused her eyesight to start failing in 1976. She committed suicide on August 8, 1976 by ingesting caustic soda, aged 78.”

Helen Martins' Owl House in Nieu Bethesda, South Africa

Helen Martins' Owl House in Nieu Bethesda, South Africa

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