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'.

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'.

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 Karoo landscape en-route to Nieu-Bethesda For more information on the quaint aritistic town of Nieu-Bethesda visit http://www.camdeboocottages.co.za/index.php/nieu-bethesda

The Karoo landscape en-route to Nieu-Bethesda For more information on the quaint aritistic town of Nieu-Bethesda 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

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

Sculptor from Nieuw Bethesda - Helen Martins. See her sculptures at the Owl House

Sculptor from Nieuw Bethesda - Helen Martins. See her sculptures at the Owl House

Owl House constructed by Helen Martins, Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa

Owl House constructed by Helen Martins, Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa

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