HUIS, PALEIS, PONDOK, VARKHOK
This is a very special image and very close to my heart. Every day 1000’s of people go past this property, some might have seen it, but did not care, because you see, these 4 houses (Huis, Paleis, Pondok, Varkhok) are right next to the N3-S highway, just before Heidelberg, Gauteng, so most people would be on their cellphones or thinking about dinner or worrying about work, meetings or bills…
I also drive past these houses on a daily basis and just could not keep my eyes off them. They were perfect for The Abandoned Collection – all I needed was a bit of interest in the sky.
After almost a year of patiently waiting and watching. I was driving round over weekends; sometimes early in the morning; sometimes late in the afternoon; sometimes during thunderstorms. But patience is always rewarded and one early Saturday morning everything was perfect: the mood was perfect; there was interest in the sky and the light was soft and inviting.
What is funny is that only 3 of the houses are included in the photo (Huis, Paleis and Pondok). In order to include the 4th house I had to either use a very wide angle or stitch a couple of images together – I did not like either option and decided to add the image to the collection as is. Since I uploaded the image to Social Media (See it on Facebook right here), I have not had a single comment as to why I named the image “Huis, Paleis, Pondok, Varkhok” instead of simply “Huis, Paleis, Pondok”.
– Fine art photographic print
– Small, medium, large & bold prints are limited edition
– Limited edition prints are signed, embossed and editioned by George Fivaz.
– Limited edition prints are shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity
– Gift size prints are open edition prints, housed in a gift box and are signed by George Fivaz
– Printed on heavyweight archival Hahnemühle paper
– Limited edition of 50
Bold Statement (A0) : A true conversation piece and very bold statement. This size is ideal for a big empty wall, boardroom or entrance. Express who you are and what you believe. I recommend professional framing for this size.
Large Size (A1) : These proportions transform the photograph into a statement piece of work. This size is ideal above the couch, bed or on any larger sized wall. I recommend professional framing for this size.
Medium Size (A2) : Perfect as a striking stand-alone piece on a wall in your dining room, living room, entry, office or bedroom. My most popular size – everyone has room for this size! I recommend professional framing for this size.
Small Size (A3+) : A perfect size for a shelf display or smaller wall. Consider pairing two small prints on a wall in a similar color scheme to create a calm mood. I recommend professional framing for this size.
Gift Size (A4) : This size is perfect to create a gallery wall or display on a desk or shelf or as a thoughtful gift for a loved one. This size fits into ready-made frames and comes housed in a gift box. This is an Open Edition Print.
Limited edition prints
All George Fivaz Fine Art Prints are sold in Editions of 50, 35, 15, 5 or Collector (1). This will be clearly indicated in the Description Tab.
Once the Edition Limit has been reached the print will be removed from production and never printed/repeated again.
Limited Edition prints will be Signed, Embossed and Editioned by the Artist. They are also shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) and are always printed on Heavy Weight Archival Fine Art Hahnemühle (Rag or Barista) paper.
Open edition prints
All Gift Size (A4)*, Shop the Story (A4)*, and Instagram (A4)* prints are Open Edition Prints. They are shipped in a Gift Box nestled between layers of Tissue Paper. They are Signed by the Artist and they are always printed on Heavy Weight Archival Fine Art Hahnemühle (Rag or Barista) paper.
I strongly recommend having your beautiful image mounted, matted and framed by a professional framer to ensure the endurance and longevity of your special print.
If you purchase a standard frame from a shop I strongly recommend you invest in a framer to matt & mount the image with an acid-free matt board. Matting is essential to keep the print away from the glass and to allow the image to breathe, ensuring the longevity of your Limited Edition print.
If you see a * next to the image name
This image is made up of multiple images which you can view in the product gallery.
When you place an order for this image, please specify (in the comments) which image you would like to have printed.
If you don't specify we will assume that you would like the main image.
We will only print the number of images as per the Edition (irrelevant of size or picture selection). Some images may never be printed. Once the print count reaches the edition limit, the entire print collection will be removed from production and never repeated again.