After a period of relative inactivity …

…  Herman started to experiment with transforming macro photographs of insects into ‘photo-graphics’ using different processing techniques and with different processing software programs. All  integrated textures, graphics etc. are his own.

Festive Season Opening Times

From Sunday 17 December to Sunday 7 January (except 25 December) the gallery will be open daily between 10 and 5 PM.

It’s Festive Season in South Africa and the time of the year that South Africans buy presents for themselves or for their loved ones. In addition to the ‘Down-to-Earth’ collection  in the Jewellery Online Shop , jewellery designer Yvonne de Wit is ‘redefining an era’ with a steampunk genre that repurpose found objects in a contemporary manner.

 

Landscape and fine art photographer Herman van Bon fills the walls with Overberg Landscapes and Photo-graphic Imaginaries. He also shows examples of different photo-processing techniques. On sale are also the last 4 photo books (out of a limited edition of 50) ‘Overberg Landscapes’ (A6 size with hardcover and in box) with over 30 land- and town-scapes; merely pictured in the past 12 months. Visitors also have the opportunity to order canvas prints in sizes A6 to A0. See also the photography online shop.

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.