In the years that I have known Guy Thesen, both as a friend and dealer, I have realised that he combines the probing curiosity of a scientist with the refined aesthetic of an artist. He is always concerned with the 'what if' and the deep structure of our surroundings. His unassuming and different manner masks a profound knowledge of, amongst other things, the processes of the natural environment, paleontology, Khoi-San shamans and of our remote past. His pieces are good, finely crafted and intellectually sound - a rare combination indeed. Trent Read - art dealer, gallery owner and director of Knysna Fine Art.