Starry Night

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Mother

The idea of creating the inner of the auditorium came while I was on holiday with my beloved, frail mother in Crystal Springs, not far from Graskop … and I dedicate this space to her.

Starry Night

Creating true enchantment was the main aim. It started with shaping a star-filled night sky by installing 300 optical fibre light cables of different lengths and thicknesses and linking all to a strong LED light in a black box in the middle of the ten-meter-high ceiling. Easier said than done, but eventually, the shooting of Hilti nails (it was a little war zone for some time … multiple explosions inside a large enclosed area!) into the concrete ceiling was completed to enable attaching the fibre lines.

New Jerusalem

Using as reference a plate from a massive Bible dating 1878 (Artist: G DORE) I painted a mural of the New Jerusalem against the wall of the stage (some sections included gold leafing). This served as backdrop for a life-sized sculpture of a smiling Jesus.

Art Deco Mirror, Ballustrades and Pillars

Click on link (Castle in the Mist: Celebrations) to view a short, entertaining video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5baWRvLHds

Fun with Mirrors

It is great fun to play with mirrors. For example, adding a pink giraffe with crown sculpture onto a mirror next to a breakfast table. A very small toilet space was optically enlarged to infinity by installing mirrors in all spaces. Humour was added by adding a clown’s face with closed eyes (to not view what was going on below), a tiara that “fits” above the head when sitting down on the toilet chair, as well as optical fiber lights all around this tiara … to give a magic, royal feel at night when sitting down on the throne. A final touch was to install a peeping duck on the outside of the see-through toilet ceiling.

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Constructing the mirrored ceiling of the room in the Ruby posed an exciting challenge, but the final outcome remains pleasing to lovers

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Stained Glass Windows

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“Genitalia Embellishments” and Arabic Theme

Conservative guests reacted with disgust when they saw the mirrored ceiling, a pair of bronze buttocks and a penis water inlet. To make sure that they never return, I added Arabic type curtain pelmets and Arabic wording like “love”, “mistress” and “orgasm”. Eventually, adding vagina fairies and a penis commanding chariot (hovering over a plunge pool) made this suite the most popular one to visit.

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Sconces, Wall Painting Embellishments

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Framed Mirrors and Picture Frames

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Curtain Finials and Tiebacks

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