FOR SALE: R5300 Size: ± 61 x 61 x 3,5cm / 24 x 24 x 1,5″
Time is running out for these deserted houses of Kolmanskop, Namibia…but their fading inner beauty still catches the eye.
Kolmanskop used to be a small and rich diamond mining town from around 1908 to 1954*, after which it was abandoned. I find these old buildings to be very charming and alluring. If those walls could talk, what stories would they be able to tell? Now these houses speak in the wind as their roofs creak and whistle, announcing further deterioration as more sand is deposited on the inside.
The landscape surrounding Kolmanskop is very arid and dry. Houses built on sand. Cloudless blue skies form the backdrop to creamy coloured dunes. Life has left for the most part. A few dry shrubs survive around the edges of the houses and little else. A true ghost town.
In order to compensate for the lack of colour on the outside, the people painted the interior walls of their houses with bright colours! The combination of beams of sunlight streaming in through broken windows and doors, colourful walls, and the contrast between its architectural lines and sand heaps make for excellent material to work with as an artist!
In a way these houses seem timeless, like they will last forever.
International Payments to Lana Art is received through PayFast* The Price listed is in South African Rand. The Payment via Payfast will also take place in Rand (ZAR). Compare the value of the Rand to your own local currency in order to estimate what it will cost you. The South African Rand is not a very strong currency so it will probably be very affordable.
Please also take into account that shipment fees will also be added to the total.
Please email through the contact form & indicate which artwork you are interested in. For shipment purposes I will need your physical address. We can then discuss the details after which I will send you the payment request via PayFast*. I look forward to hearing from you!
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