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Helen Martins, Karoo, Eastern Cape

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Cemetery, Nieu Bethesda: grave of Helen Martins of Owl House fame

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The Owl House in Nieu Bethesda

The first town we stayed in during our road-trip in September, was Nieu Bethesda. Some may only know of its existence because of Helen Martins' & Koos Malgas' "Owl House". The town is quite off the beaten track and can only be accessed by dirt roads. We wanted to stay there for a night so that we could visit the Owl House in the late afternoon and then again the next morning. Helen Martins had a passion for light and her home is testimony to that. The house is small by most standards, but if…

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The Owl House is a museum in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Owl House and surrounding Camel Yard contain over 300 concrete and glass sculptures created by Helen Elizabeth Martins and her assistants. Almost all of the sculptures face towards the east, many depicting a pilgrimage to a suitably positioned nativity scene. Helen Martins was almost 50 before she started decorating the Owl House and creating her marvelous sculptures. Airport Theme, Sculpture Art, Sculptures, Provinces Of South Africa, Moral Dilemma, Art Sites, Owl House, Outsider Art, Africa Travel

The Owl House is a museum in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Owl House and surrounding Camel Yard contain over 300 concrete and glass sculptures created by Helen Elizabeth Martins and her assistants. Almost all of the sculptures face towards the east, many depicting a pilgrimage to a suitably positioned nativity scene. Helen Martins was almost 50 before she started decorating the Owl House and creating her marvelous sculptures.

HELEN MARTINS (1897-1976) | THE OWL HOUSE | South Africa | Known to the residents of Nieu-Bethesda as 'Miss Helen' and thought of as a strange and rather outlandish character, she shied away from general contact, and began transforming her house and garden. Despite crippling arthritis, and the amputation of her small toes which left her unable to wear anything but slip-ons on her feet, Martins decorated her home with 'glass and light'. South African Design, South African Artists, Human Sculpture, Sculpture Garden, Art Brut, Owl House, Outsider Art, Art World, Garden Art

HELEN MARTINS (1897-1976) | THE OWL HOUSE | South Africa | Known to the residents of Nieu-Bethesda as 'Miss Helen' and thought of as a strange and rather outlandish character, she shied away from general contact, and began transforming her house and garden. Despite crippling arthritis, and the amputation of her small toes which left her unable to wear anything but slip-ons on her feet, Martins decorated her home with 'glass and light'.

The Owl House is a museum in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa.  The Owl House and surrounding Camel Yard contain over 300 concrete and glass sculptures created by Helen Elizabeth Martins and her assistants. Almost all of the sculptures face towards the east, many depicting a pilgrimage to a suitably positioned nativity scene. Helen Martins was almost 50 before she started decorating the Owl House and creating her marvelous sculptures. Art Corner, Owl House, Outsider Art, Pilgrimage, Cape Town, Homeland, Owls, South Africa, Landscape Photography

The Owl House is a museum in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Owl House and surrounding Camel Yard contain over 300 concrete and glass sculptures created by Helen Elizabeth Martins and her assistants. Almost all of the sculptures face towards the east, many depicting a pilgrimage to a suitably positioned nativity scene. Helen Martins was almost 50 before she started decorating the Owl House and creating her marvelous sculptures.

HELEN MARTINS (1897-1976) | THE OWL HOUSE | South Africa | Known to the residents of Nieu-Bethesda as 'Miss Helen' and thought of as a strange and rather outlandish character, she shied away from general contact, and began transforming her house and garden. Despite crippling arthritis, and the amputation of her small toes which left her unable to wear anything but slip-ons on her feet, Martins decorated her home with 'glass and light'. Martin S, South African Artists, Owl House, Many Faces, Mecca, Outsider Art, Naive, Roots, Concrete

HELEN MARTINS (1897-1976) | THE OWL HOUSE | South Africa | Known to the residents of Nieu-Bethesda as 'Miss Helen' and thought of as a strange and rather outlandish character, she shied away from general contact, and began transforming her house and garden. Despite crippling arthritis, and the amputation of her small toes which left her unable to wear anything but slip-ons on her feet, Martins decorated her home with 'glass and light'.

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These Adorably Sinister Owls Give Cat Memes A Run For Their Money

Funny owl memes that give cat memes a run for their money! These sinister birds of prey know how to give some serious side-eye.

HELEN MARTINS (1897-1976) | THE OWL HOUSE | South Africa | Known to the residents of Nieu-Bethesda as 'Miss Helen' and thought of as a strange and rather outlandish character, she shied away from general contact, and began transforming her house and garden. Despite crippling arthritis, and the amputation of her small toes which left her unable to wear anything but slip-ons on her feet, Martins decorated her home with 'glass and light'. South African Art, Owl House, Mecca, Outsider Art, Heartland, Naive, Sculpture Art, Roots, The Outsiders

HELEN MARTINS (1897-1976) | THE OWL HOUSE | South Africa | Known to the residents of Nieu-Bethesda as 'Miss Helen' and thought of as a strange and rather outlandish character, she shied away from general contact, and began transforming her house and garden. Despite crippling arthritis, and the amputation of her small toes which left her unable to wear anything but slip-ons on her feet, Martins decorated her home with 'glass and light'.

One of the Bedrooms in the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda Helen Martins decorated the interior of her house by grounding glass & glueing it to the walls & haning magnificent mirrors throughout the house.

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