BronzeDimensions: Life sizeBenoni Plaza, Benoni

Life Cycle

Life Cycle was commissioned in 1970 by the state department Public Works for the new Civitas building in Pretoria, which was destined to house the Department of Internal Affairs.  The nudity of the sculpture group caused a public outcry by churches and Die Vrouefederasie.  It resulted in a big controversy, raging in the media for […]

‘n Beeld vir Jeannie, 1976

Early in 1976, Tienie was approached by filmmaker Elmo De Witt and scriptwriter Jan Scholz to create sculptures for their new Afrikaans film ‘n Beeld  vir Jeannie during the Anglo-Boer War.  The film portrayed a country community who commissioned a sculptor (played by Hans Strydom) to sculpt a figure of a Voortrekker girl to be […]

Discovery of gold, 1978

Tienie was commissioned by Volkskas Bank to make a sculpture for their new building in Pietersburg.  Tienie depicted the discovery of gold on the farm of Button, later called The Eersteling Mine. The sculpture had been erected in the arcade of the Pioneer building, but was removed at a later stage. It is now on […]

The Water Nymphs, 1981

This work was commissioned by the Executive Committee of the Transvaal Provincial Administration for the Board of Public Resorts. The sculpture was erected on the site of the original warm springs source at the Forever Resort in Bela Bela.  The sculpture symbolises the healing power of the warm mineral springs by means of a water […]

The War Panel at Delvillewood

Tienie was one of four sculptors commissioned by the National Party Government to sculpt wall panels in relief for the Commemorative War Museum at Delvillewood, France. Tienie’s panel was the largest and had to depict South Africa’s participation in World War II. The other three panels depicted World War I. France – 1984Dimensions:  3 m […]

George Harrison, 1988

This monumental sculpture was commissioned by the Management Committee of the Johannesburg City Council to commemorate the hundredth birthday of the city.  It is certainly one of the largest sculptures in South Africa and can be seen next to the highway at Settlers Park, Eastgate. Dimensions 4 x life size (9 m high)


Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South AfricaReception area, Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park, SA Bronze. Dimensions: Life size

The Wolves

The fountain of the wolves is a portrayal of a ritual performed by a princess of the Wolf Clan before the commencement of the hunt. Before the domestication of animal, man and wolf were dependent on each other for survival, combining their instincts and expertise to ensure a successful hunt. The domestication of animals resulted […]