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Karlien van Rooyen

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For wild people & places. Illustrator, Ceramicist, Sculptress karlienvanrooyen@gmail.com

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May we shift from a culture of occupation to inhabiting by shutting up and really listening. Power to Australian First Nations surviving genocide on this day marking the start of the frontier wars that continue to this day . . . . . . . . #changethedate #australia #listeningtocountry #frontierwars #stillwild #stillthriving #butterflies #butterfliesofinstagram #australianwildlife
Today I saw men playing flutes unfurl from a 20m pole with nothing but a crusty rope tied around their waists. Such is life. . . . . . . . . #mexicocity #beautiful #humansofmexico #anthropologie #crazypeople #magical #traditions #traditionalmexican
My natural stance when I don’t realize someone’s taking a photo. Haha! But I made it to the top!! . . . . . . . . . . #naturalmovement #naturalstance #mexico #adventureculture #freelikes #womanwhotravel #womanwhohike #womanwhoexplore #inmyelement #embodyyourbody #embodiment #creativeflow
Getting snacks in the middle of a volcano. Incredible things happen when your least expecting it . . . . . . . #mexico #travelphotography #travel #adventure #adventureculture #beautifulplaces #beautifulpeople #amazingrace #fishingdaily #fishingtrip #oldschool #mexicoculture #traditionalfood #wildandfree #wildernessculture #lovelyplanet #humanity_shots_
How to butterfly fish on a volcanic island in Mexico. . . . . . . . . #mexico #adventureculture #intrepid #fishing #girlsgetoutthere #beautifulworld #lonelyplanet #humanplanet
So, I took a random ferry which happened to be going to a pilgrim island in the middle of a volcano that also happened to have a bizarre festival on it where mobs of deranged teenagers dressed like Kiss chased locals up the mountain with baseball bats whilst store holders poured heavy liquor into your mouth as you ran up a never ending spiral staircase around the island and through a quarried cemetery only to reach a giant and very ugly statue of a fat and happy freedom fighter pumping his mosaic fist into the sunset. Extremely old and exquisitely dressed traditional elders layered the staircase with carefully displayed elaborate patterns of fried fish, green & yellow Gatorade, corn, aluminum foil and LSD disco nativity scenes of Baby Jesus. An unexpected, bizarre and magical adventure- By far one of my top 3 life experiences!!! Whooaaah!
It’s a weird time combining human sacrifice and architectural marvel. Today was just phenomenal- 1500BC petroglyphs and a thriving society organized enough to arrange too many stones. Yikes, got so inspired imagining the states they reached at this ceremonial site . . . . . . . #mexico #crazyplaces #petroglyphs #archeology #thegreatoutdoors #traveling #strangerthings #wildadventures #crazylife #goryhistory
Morning strolls in Mexico.
Gringo grommeting . . . . . . . . . #mexico #surfing #surfergirl #girlsgetoutside #wildernessculture #womenwhoexplore
Bhaha! 8 years since I last really surfed and I’m still possibly the weirdest surfer out there! Wouldn’t want to be any other way! But wow - what a goof hehe! . . . . . . . . . . #surfing #surfgoof #surfergirl #whataweirdo #mexico #surfmexico #saladita #weirdo #flailingaround #adventure #surf #saltwatergirl #nothingidonttry #girlsgetoutthere #buffoon #grommet #surfsup #mexicoma #creative #embodiment #interpretivedancing
Hi humans of Instagram- tomorrow I’m leaving for Mexico to go see my beloved sister and soulmate. It’s been 2.5 years so I’m beyond excited. I don’t know if I’ll use my phone over there - would like some offgrid time. Just thought I’d give a heads up that I could be MIA for a while! Xoxo K-Roo . . . . . . . . . . #adventure #adventureculture #adventurecouple #wildernessculture #wilderness #outdoorlife #naturephotography #naturechild #australiaadventures #wildernesscamping #thegreatxscapetour #thegreatoutdoors #escapism #rainforestofthesea #rainforest

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