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Reasons for getting over a Barbed wire fence (lol!) by Maree  Clarkson

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W&N watercolour on Aqua acid-free 300gsm –
a landscape in NorthWest Province, South Africa

There are many reasons why someone would want to get over a barbed wire fence, but the only reason you need, after reading this, is BECAUSE YOU CAN!

You will save yourself a lot of trouble if you can avoid the barbed wire completely. Your ability to do this depends mostly on the type of situation you are in. If you are being chased by cops, guard dogs, or her shotgun-wielding father, and time is of the essence, you will probably not be able to avoid the barbed wire fence.

Other popular reasons include:

  1. Urban Exploration – the ability to get around or over a barbed wire fence is invaluable in this noble pastime.
  1. Breaking out of prison – Minor drug offenders fill our prisons, we don’t even flinch, all our taxes paying for our wars against the new non-rich
  1. Breaking into prison – Throw the guards a curve ball. The look on the their faces is priceless, and definitely worth the subsequent beatings / tazerings!
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And a few of my own…

  1. Getting fresh vegetables – most farmlands are fenced with barbed wire so you will definitely need to go over or through it. Wearing safety gloves, hold down one strand and plant your hands at a safe point so you can lift your leg over the wire to climb through to the other side.
  1. Getting into a pasture of cows for fresh milk – for this exercise I would suggest carrying a small ladder with you for a hasty escape from the charging bull
  1. 31st March 2013 – FEATURED in Everyday Women
  2. 2nd April 2013 – FEATURED in Artists Universe
  3. 5th March 2014 – FEATURED in Perfect Harmonies

I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago

    Love all the very good reasons you gave why someone would want to get over a barbed wire fence….but this painting only brings back many memories of my childhood on a farm where I sometimes had to climb through fences like these! I think you can guess what the results were!
    A lovely painting Maree!

  • Oh yes, I can! Especially if one is in a hurry! Thanks for your lovely comment Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Deliciously rugged, Maree. I really like the neutral qualities of this, with the warm streaks of yellow and green.

  • Thanks a lot Fran, appreciate the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sergio Spagnolo
    Sergio Spagnoloover 1 year ago

    Very well done Maree.

  • Thank you Sergio!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    March 30, 2013

    Beautiful work!!

  • Thank you for the feature Teresa, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago

    Congrats on the feature Maree!! Great!

  • Thank you very much Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Maree.

  • Thanks a lot Julie.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • CourtneyAnne82
    CourtneyAnne82over 1 year ago


  • Thank you Courtney, appreciate the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Bumchkin
    Bumchkinover 1 year ago

    Great work! :)

  • Thanks ever so much Bumchkin!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    April 2nd, 2013
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  • This is great Mary! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • wormink
    wormink10 months ago

    memories for sure enjoy and create

  • Thank you Worm

    – Maree Clarkson

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