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Ian du Plessis - "Which Road To Take?"

"Which Road To Take?"

Which Road To Take?
Acrylic on Board, US$ 95

Which Road To Take?

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Acrylic on Board

W: 612mm x H: 608mm x D: 3mm
W: 24" x H: 24" x D:

Approx. Weight: 0.6kg

This work is unframed


US$ 95


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Which Road To Take

About "Which Road To Take?"

For those who have travelled through or visited Namibia recently and visited the coastal region known as "The Skeleton Coast", the names "Hentiesbaai" (Henty's Bay" if literally translated) and Torra Bay will definitely trigger some memories and nostalgia. Hentiesbaai was founded in 1929 when a traveller on safari (Hendrik "Henty" vander Merwe) on a mission to collect animal bones, discovered in that part of the coast a supply of fresh potable water, and set up camp there for a while. Present day Hentiesbaai is a popular destination for anglers and 4x4 enthusiasts.
Torra Bay lies about 270km north of Hentiesbaai, a conservation area with limited access for visitors.
The road sign depicted in the painting is from the location where the C34 road is met by the C39, about 15km south of Torra Bay.
After miles of driving through the vast desolation, observing the road sign for Hentiesbaai and Torra Bay, indeed one can ask: Which road to take...?

Ian du Plessis

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About Ian

From a very young age I (including family and relatives)observed that I have a natural flair for art and in specific drawing with pencils and later on oil pastel. I am a very creative and hands-on practical person. I never attended any formal art classes throughout my school and work career, however, I was influenced by observing various art styles and techniques from numerous artists and the physical world around me. One of those artists is my wife whose speciality is creation of paintings of building structures and patterns with depth and somewhat touching on the abstract or modern depiction of the latter.

Strangely for quite some time (almost 18 years!) I never created any artworks until the passing away of my mother in early 2016. My sister, a mother, avid traveller, musician and lover of fine arts commissioned me to create something special for her, for displaying inside her little wooden cottage in a secluded spot in the family's next-door wild garden. The work (titled 'Moment of Summer')emerged beyond expectation, and that spurred me to dust off my old art tool box and re-opening the 'book of art creation', rekindling an old natural skill of mine creating in color, shape, though experience, observations, feelings and emotions and driven by passion for the beautiful things in life, capturing an image in a way special to me.

I love to identify images for painting off the beaten path, using some alchemy to transform an awareness or observation into a work of gold...

Thank you for joining my journey!

Ian du Plessis
August 2016

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US$ 89-201



BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma, UAE/UK

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