Help us crowdfund 1000 proteas #protea.people

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 • 1 minute read

Our aim is to create over 1000 protea-images, in any and all styles, by 7 June 2018, one year after the fire.


What is #protea.people

A crowdfunded campaign honouring creative potential by providing opportunities and solutions to assist those affected in the 2017 Knysna fires.

The Protea, South Africa’s national flower, has to burn, in order to propogate and seed new plants.

In Knysna and Plettenbergbay, the 7 – 11 June 2017-fires affected over 1000 homes, businesses, studios and workshops. They were either completely or partially destroyed, each with their own delicate and very real-life story, and the subsequent loss of tools, equipment, art and art making material.

If you plan for one year, plant rice.
If you plan for ten years, plant trees.
If you plan for a lifetime, plant people.

We are deeply honoured and excited to introduce the #protea.people fund. Our aim is to create over 1000 protea-images – in any and all styles, by all who are interested, each valued at R100, by 7 June 2018, one year after the fire.

A word in closing, dear friends….. let me take you into the future, …some time from now. If Proteas seed and grow after burning, in your minds eye, ……three, four generations from now, just imagine the ample, new, abundant plants, flowers and infinite amounts of seeds, that is potentially ignitied through the burning-sowing-germinating of these over 1000 initial #protea.people! Spectacular indeed!

Ronel Wheeler

About Ronel Wheeler

Artist, pioneer, earth walker and dreamer, I am passionate about the earth and her people.

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