Walking with the ghosts of Mossel Bay.
“I believe that the more you know about the past, the bigger your perception becomes of the future because things tend to happen in a circle. And ghost stories, they really connect the past with the present."
From pen pals in Europe to retired couple in South Africa.
“I left Glasgow when I was 19 and went to England to court my wife. Lynn was a pen friend at first. My best friend in high school had a pen friend in England for years and I never knew about it. One day he said: ‘his girl wants to write to you.’"
I live in a forest.
“At the end of the day, what pulled me into naturopathy was that the man that I was completely in love with was hit by a bus in Johannesburg and he went into a coma. Modern medicine told me he would be a vegetable. ”
Married to a Thai masseuse.
“My name is Quintus Carruthers and my wife's name is PiNong. She came out to South Africa to do Thai massage.”
It's a dialogue between me and the canvas.
“I’m giving birth to that painting. I have this white canvas in front of me that’s scary, and I have to dig into myself to find out what it is that I’m going to express and why. And that’s what I start to do - it doesn’t always turn out like that, the canvas tells me to go a different route.”
House of Books.
“I used to rent out DVD’s, but people don’t bring them back, so I’ve converted to books. This room represents my life in a way, because these are the places I’ve been to, people I know, situations I’ve come across, so it’s familiar to me.”
Golden thread through Friemersheim.
“Now, I always ask, why did the Lord - now that I’m older, because I’m already turning 63 - why did He make the work come in now? But I guess He had a time for everything. I had to have quieter times, and I had to learn a lot to get to where I am. But age is only a number.”
Taking Route 62 by Storm.
“As people know me, I’m gay and so on, and people are nice with me and they’re not turning their backs on me and stuff, and I like that. My viewpoint is, I like it here in Barrydale, because people are accepting us.”
Gipsy heritage on Route 62.
“I don’t really know where this interest in collectables came from. I can show you a picture of the shop my father owned in the Free State. My mother was a Romany gipsy and I think that tinker-tailor characteristic kind of carried over, it’s in our blood. There was a circus troupe that came over from Italy, and at birth, she was dumped by these gipsies. Some guy found her in a bin and handed her over to the social welfare worker, who was my gran."