#166 Slangkop lighthouse with washing 2002


Medium; Ink, water colours and Acrylic on paper
Original Size: 297x420mm
Available as: print

I have been fascinated by lighthouses for a while.
Mighty heroes , Life savers!
Situated between sea and land,in most powerful of locations, I made a mission of drawing and painting them where ever we went on surf/road trips
there are about 45 light houses in SA. The one in Kommetjie is the tallest !
In 2003 Kommetjie was celebrating 100 years I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to exhibit in the Tower!
Slangkop (Snake head) light house is a cast iron tower commissioned by Sir Francis Hely Hutchinson ( Governor of the Cape of Good Hope),after the Kakapo Steamer run aground in 1900. Its construction was due to be completed in 1914, but due to the first world war it was only completed in 1919 and one of the oldest in the country, ranges 53km !

Here sprite and bright on a spring day! There were 3 light house keepers back in the day, making sure all is well. This Light House with washing gives a bit of a personal look into the real life by the Lighthouse.

This artwork was commissioned by KEAG  (Kommetjie  Environmental Awareness Group)