The owl house nieu-bethesda

Helen Martins was the creative force behind Nieu Bethesda's Owl House, a weird and wonderful paradise of concrete figurines and light reflecting glass.

The Camalyard behind the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda    These cement statues 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 Camalyard behind the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda These cement statues 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

A self-portrait of Helen Martins serving her father food.     These cement statues 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

A self-portrait of Helen Martins serving her father food. These cement statues were made by Helen Martins & Koos Malgas. The museum is open 7 days a week & a must visit for all.

The Owl House is a museum in Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa. The house itself was transformed by Helen Martins. She began an obsessive project around 1945 to decorate her home and garden. Martins used cement, glass and wire to decorate the interior of her home and later build sculptures in her garden. Almost all the walls of the interior of the house were covered in decorative and colourful crushed glass. In 1964, Koos Malgas helped her build the sculptures in her garden.

The Owl House is a museum in Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa. The house itself was transformed by Helen Martins. She began an obsessive project around 1945 to decorate her home and garden. Martins used cement, glass and wire to decorate the interior of her home and later build sculptures in her garden. Almost all the walls of the interior of the house were covered in decorative and colourful crushed glass. In 1964, Koos Malgas helped her build the sculptures in her garden.

Helen Martin's Owl House in Nieu Bethesda. A Place to dream...    http://www.camdeboocottages.co.za/index.php/nieu-bethesda

Helen Martin's Owl House in Nieu Bethesda.

Helen Martins

Discover Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa: Sculpture park built by a fifty year-old widow.


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