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#Earrings #Pendant and #Ring

#SouthAfrican #SterlingSilver with naturally bonded #Earth (NO resins)

#Design and #Creation: Yvonne de Wit
#Photomodel: Lauren Kehl
#Photography: Herman van Bon

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Making mother happy

Make mother happy ….
 
Original inspirational design and handmade by Yvonne de Wit  with ancient tools in Napier, South Africa. Materials: South African Sterling silver combined with naturally bonded earth.
 
Photomodel: Lauren Kehl
Photography: Herman van Bon
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The story behind ‘The fish went fly-about’

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Dreamtime

The fish that went fly-about’  is inspired by the Australian aboriginal legend ‘The fish became the moon’. In the time known as ‘Dreamtime’ the world took shape, the ancestors retired into the earth, into the sky, into the clouds and into the creatures, and planted in the earth, as the ancestors call it, the ‘seed power’. Every creature and every mountain and every stream and waterhole and rock and river is implanted with this seed, which gives off a vibration, and this is the Earth’s inner dreaming. It is sacred, like so many of the Dreamtime stories. ‘The fish became the moon’ is a story about two sisters catching a fish and seeing it climb into a tree and float into the sky where it became round and slowly disappeared behind the horizon. There are BTW different versions of this tale in Arnhems Land, East of Darwin as I discovered during 6 weeks walkabout in 1994.

The fish in this photo-graphic is a sculpture of artist Ulrich Riek from Napier.

From 11 June on show in Walker Bay Art Gallery in Hermanus. Framed 90 x 60 cm. Only ONE print available.

EARTH, WIND AND FIRE

In addition to serving as spouts for water in ancients times, the gaping mouths of #gargoyles evoked the fearsome destructiveness of these #legendary #beasts, reminding the laity of the need for the (Roman Catholic) church’s protection. A previous owner of our house added them to keep #evil #spirits out.
Original #photographs in black and white. Did some reduction so that only the outlines were left. Next I added #textures and #elements from other pictures plus coloring in-painting and drawing. The end result is what I call ‘photo-graphics’.
Only 1 framed print (60 x 40 cm) per image available at #Private #Gallery in #Napier, Western Cape, South Africa.triple-earthwindfireWEB

Counting sheep…..

And suddenly, out of the blue, Yvonne sold for the first time a ring to somebody from Bredasdorp.

There is this English expression: ‘one sheep follows another’.
The Dutch say: “If there is one sheep over the barrier the rest will follow”.
Curious now if all women from Bredasdorp will wear one of her rings in a years time… 😉.

Since Bredasdorp is known for it rich agricultural life with many sheep this shouldn’t be much of a problem…. 😉

The ring is made of copper pipe (elements connected with Sterling Silver dowels) and South African soil particles (white) and crushed rock (in center). The soil- and rock particles are naturally bonded with plant material and is frost and heat resistant. 

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