A Journey Through the Owl House
For more than a century, reclusive artist Helen Martins worked on the transformation of her home in the isolated Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda, creating an intriguing world rich in personal symbolism and universal meaning.
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The Owl House
The Larder and the Kitchen
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alcove Alida alongside baie beds Betty Crous birds Camel Yard candles cement church cloven hoof coloured copied created creature dammetjie death depicted dressing tables eyes face father feminine figure garden Gates of Paradise girl glass glitter Graaff-Reinet haar hand-mirror Hattingh Helen loved Helen Martins Helen named Helen's owls Herman Martins Honeymoon Room imagery interior Jill Wenman Jonas Adams journey Karoo kitchen door Koos Malgas lady lamps light live livingroom long bedroom maar meisies mermaids Merwe mirror Miss Frances Miss Helen Mona Lisa Moon Gate mother Nieu Bethesda night old birdcage area Ouma Gongo Oliphant ouroborus Owl House patio Paul de Groot Peggy Delport photographs Piet Powder Room quatrain realm recalls remembers Helen Rubdiydt sculpture sits sphinx spire Star of Bethlehem stars statues stoep suggests sun mural swimmer symbol theme toes verse village visitors Volksrust wall water tank window ledge