Traces of vision(12 Pictures)
Codex Leicester(10 Pictures)
Codex Leicester is the name of a manuscript by Leonardo da Verdanainci. The codex contains Leonardo’s analysis of fluid motion. A couple of years ago, Bill Gates bought the codex and presented it to the public. Gates decided to contrast Leonardo’s work with drawings by Joseph Beuys. When I visited this exhibition, I was deeply dissatisfied with Beuys‘works. If Beuys had any understanding of the nature of water, he was not able to make it visible. So I sat down to try to capture the character of water on small paintings. I tried to follow Leonardo’s lead by explaining what I understood.
The maelstrom cycle contains about 50 pictures of different size and technique. I was inspired for this cycle by a poem by Edgar Allan Poe.
Mongolic visions(10 Pictures)
Once upon browsing through an antiquities shop, I came across a nicely bound little book. „Intrigued by Dschinghis Khan“ by Heinz Waterboer. It looked like it was made in the 1930ies. I just bought it, because it looked well preserved. Back at home I started reading because I liked the gothic print. Unexpectedly I found myself captured by the story of the book. I won’t go into all the details of the plot. It should suffice to say that the vivid descriptions of the landscapes and the curious mood of the book got my attention.
Sometimes very ordinary things can inspire me. Once it was raining heavily and shortly afterwards the sun was shining again. This created the kind of summer rainstorm feeling when I like looking out of the window. On the other side of the street was a gully, which was flooded by the large amount of water and dirt. Due to the flow towards the gully, the dirt and debris was constantly changing formation. Besides the debris, there were little droplets of oil in the water as well as the reflection of the sky in the water.