A BEAUTIFUL WORLD
BY WREN & SHARON B DESIGN
South Africa, a land of endless natural beauty is the setting for the latest collaboration between local artist Sharon Bonzaaier and designer Wendren Setzer.
This special collaboration celebrates nature. From the great wilderness, to spectacular flora. From our sun-filled shores to the depths of our seas. Our world is beautiful.
On the influence of nature, a love for simplicity and creativing emotive designs.
Wendren’s connection to Nature.
DESIGNER – THE WREN DESIGN
Your soul lives in the places you are most happy. For Wendren, some of her happiest moments are when in nature. As a young girl she recalls feeding a baby Rhino before the Khama Rhino Sanctuary opened in 1992 near her home in Botswana. This was a silent and special moment she describes, one filled with nurture and hope. In contrast, she floats away reminiscing the world of colour seen, and the feeling of moving with the water, whilst snorkeling the reefs of Mauritius holding hands with her little sister. Returning back to Cape Town after years of living in the countries around Southern Africa, she gravitated to the sea, spending hours-and-hours paddling. To Wendren, nature is more than just her “happy place”. It is a place she heals, a place she grounds and a feeling that needs to come through in everything she creates for it to be authentically “designed by Wendren”.
“When it is just you in nature, the world in your head goes silent and the sounds of nature grow loud with life. You feel more alive than ever in the stillness.”
Why Sharon chooses nature as a recurring theme in her art?
ARTIST – SHARON B DESIGN
Sharon keeps returning to nature as a theme because it is pure and primal. “Whilst deeply intricate and detailed, being in nature one is reminded that things are simple and equally important: like sitting under the stars and showing my daughter the moon and giving thanks in the early morning whilst listening to the bird-singing frenzy” Sharon describes.
In a parallel universe Sharon would have loved to be a game ranger. Working with, and protecting, animals and their natural surroundings. She is deeply grateful that she gets to recreate South African fauna and flora in an artist’s way.
“Being in nature taps into something primal in our soul and it is important that we do not venture too far away from that which makes our soul sing.”
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