The owlhouse in Nieu Bethesda. Helen Martins is an extraordinary example of outsider art. Ostracised in her life time but now her legacy causes the entire village to prosper.

The owlhouse in Nieu Bethesda. Helen Martins is an extraordinary example of outsider art. Ostracised in her life time but now her legacy causes the entire village to prosper.

Helen Martins, Owl House. Nieu Bethesda: Somewhere in Southern Africa.

Nieu Bethesda: Somewhere in Southern Africa.

Helen Martins' Owl House in Nieu Bethesda, South Africa

Helen Martins' Owl House in Nieu Bethesda, South Africa

The Owl House

Helen Martins' Owl House, often cited as South Africa's finest example of outsider art, is an extraordinary, other-worldly home of concrete and ground glass sculptures.

The Owl House: Donkeys, Sheep and Camels

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

The Owl House: Donkeys, Sheep and Camels

The Camel Yard with concrete sculptures surrounding The Owl House, Nieu Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Helen Martins' Owl House

The Owl House in Nieu Bethesda

Door, The Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Door, The Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa

‘The Owl House’. This is the creation of Helen Martins who, isolated from the local community and reclusive, worked for over 20 years with the everyday articles that surrounded her, forming a language of sun faces, a large number of owls and other images. Inside, all is set against a luminous backdrop of walls and ceilings coated with elaborate patterns of crushed glass embedded in brightly coloured paints. Outside, in ‘The Camel Yard’, a kaleidoscope muddle of cement sculptures crowds.

‘The Owl House’. This is the creation of Helen Martins who, isolated from the…

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