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The small hamlet of Nieu Bethesda is sometimes called "the village left behind in time." To some degree, that is the choice of its inhabitants. For example, the villagers chose to keep their dirt streets, even though the government was willing to pave them. So, you drive miles from Graaff-Reinet on pot-holed, rugged gravel roads to get to Nieu Bethesda. Why go there at all? Because it has also become known as a small artisan village - with an active women's art cooperative, several small…

I am fascinated by strange and unusual houses and gardens, and by the people whose imaginations make such wondrous places. Helen Martin's house is in Watts Towers, Eccentric Style, South African Art, Martin S, Artistic Installation, Art Brut, Unusual Homes, Owl House, Outsider Art

Owl House | Nieu Bethesda | South Africa

Helen Martins, Owl House ...the former home of eccentric outsider and artist Helen Martins, who dedicated her life to transforming the space around her into a whimsical, colorful array of sculpture and stained glass. Her inspiration bordered on obsession, and what started as a quest to bring color to her surroundings soon poured beyond the confines of her home. The eerie garden is filled with hundreds of cement ...figures ...commissioned by Martins and created by local sculptor Koos…

The Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Cape Town, Oh The Places You'll Go, Places To Visit, Visit South Africa, South African Art, Namibia, Africa Art, Owl House, Africa Travel

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

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Visit an odd art mecca in South Africa: Miss Helen’s Owl House – now a museum. This esoteric destination has turned Nieu Bethesda into one of South Africa’s greatest treasures Sculpture Art, Sculptures, Season Of The Witch, Scary Places, Owl House, Mecca, Outsider Art, Diy Arts And Crafts, Yard Art

Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa - The Owl House was owned by a woman named Helen Martins who was obsessed with light. She started making sculptures and other objects from cement, glass and wire that reflected rainbow colours. She made eerie animals that spilled out of her house and into the yard, but she particularly loved owls, which she associated with intuition and wisdom.

In an attempt to banish the darkness from her life, Helen Martins transformed her house into a kaleidoscope of rich blues, reds and greens, among other vibrant colours. She covered her walls with crushed glass and every window is tinted. The result is the enigmatic Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda. Photo: K van der Wielen Vibrant Colors, Colours, Art Corner, Crushed Glass, Owl House, Outsider Art, Heartland, Spy, Darkness

In an attempt to banish the darkness from her life, Helen Martins transformed her house into a kaleidoscope of rich blues, reds and greens, among other vibrant colours. She covered her walls with crushed glass and every window is tinted. The result is the enigmatic Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda. Photo: K van der Wielen

Nieu-Bethesta is home to the Owl House where Helen Martin lived. She was regarded as an eccentric old woman and lived as a recluse, devoting her life to making hundreds of figures and statues from cement and glass. These are on display behind the Owl House in the area known as the Camel Yard. Her artistic hand had touched every space of her house. The walls, ceilings and even the doors were decorated by finely ground glass of various colours. Owl House, Outsider Art, Eccentric, Ceilings, All Art, Cement, Statues, Owls, South Africa

Nieu-Bethesta is home to the Owl House where Helen Martin lived. She was regarded as an eccentric old woman and lived as a recluse, devoting her life to making hundreds of figures and statues from cement and glass. These are on display behind the Owl House in the area known as the Camel Yard. Her artistic hand had touched every space of her house. The walls, ceilings and even the doors were decorated by finely ground glass of various colours.

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Visionary Environment – Helen Martins and The Owl House of Nieu Bethesda

“On a cold winters' morning in 1976, at the age of seventy-eight, Helen Martins took her own life by swallowing caustic soda.” (From the biography of Helen Martins on the official Owl House Foundation site http://www.owlhouse.co.za/) So ended the tragic yet somehow beautiful life of a colourful character whose artistic vision and psychological depth went mostly unnoticed by her neighbours in the dusty, out-of-the-way Great Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda. Helen Martins, who went on to create…

Cemetery, Nieu Bethesda, South Africa: memorial stone for Helen Martins - outsider artist, creator of the Owl House Tomorrow Is Another Day, Memorial Stones, South African Artists, Cemetery Art, Owl House, Outsider Art, Memento Mori, French Artists, Sculptures

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

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