I have a lot to do these days, so I haven't been posting updates like I wanted to. But better late than never, I guess: I bought a bundle of tightly-woven, raw burlap last week. I am using it for two projects: a costume and an oil painting. I started making a "Lord of the … Continue reading Burlap Stories: Plastic Wrap and a new Painting!
I just put my 2nd Kasperle-Mask on Ebay and am excited to see what happens. :) While I was doing some research for my history presentation, I came across the "medical knowledge" of the 12th century, as told by Hildegard of Bingen. It's quite something to realize that what she was writing about medicine was … Continue reading A Mask, a Unicorn, a Chagall-Afternoon
I had another busy week at seminary. Classes, projects and art progress. What I am learning more and more is that there are quite a few connections between art and theology. I am, for example, going to give a presentation in Church history about the 12th century German mystic Hildegard of Bingen. What I find … Continue reading Highlights of the Week: Art History, A new Painting, a finished Mask
I started my studies in theology a couple of weeks ago. The classes are really interesting and I already have some great new friends. But I also am keeping up the art side of things, even if I'd like to do more. Here are some updates: The Kasperle mask turned out very well, so now … Continue reading A little bit of Art in Church…
I just put a final coat of varnish on my Kasperle-mask, and declare him finished! I know that sounds overly dramatic, but it was a big moment to see him all painted. Tomorrow we have an opening ceremony for the new students, and each student is supposed to bring an object which describes something about … Continue reading Kasperle finished!
To summon up last week: I was in Bavaria for 5 days on a retreat (Monday-Friday), and moved to Ewersbach in Hessen on Saturday. The reasons for this are that I am now a theology student, and the school is in the little town of Ewersbach. The retreat was a "beginning-of-the-year-retreat" for the students. The … Continue reading Moving to Ewersbach!
I eventually found my phone again (hooray!). I seem to be in the mood for displacing things and getting into little messes, since that's what's been happening lately: I lost and found my phone twice within 2 months, ruined the original table top by messing up the epoxy and had to start my Kasperle-Mask over. … Continue reading Wrapping Things Up!
I had to get up unexpectedly early this morning because my brother overslept and needed a ride to his workplace by 7AM. This was not to my liking... but while I was listening to the radio I learned an unexpected fun fact: There is a German saying to describe that all is well, it literally … Continue reading Of Butter, Oil and Clay
I managed to work on my new painting (current title "Bangkok Rama 3") and my "Kasperle"-mask. The painting is about the same size as "Devil's Canyon" (2016, 5' 10'' x 4' 2''/ 175 x 125 cm) and in its beginning stages. I first painted the whole canvas magenta and drew in the basic shapes with … Continue reading Works in Progress: Painting and Sculpture!
I got to participate in an art show last week, and I made following observation: People love masks and costume sculptures!(I had a painting and a mask in the show, and more people noticed the mask than the picture, eventhough the picture was significantly bigger and prominent) So, I decided to do an experiment: I … Continue reading An Experiment in Sculpting
I had my Mandrill Mask at the "Montmartre"-Art Show on Sunday, and that was a good decision. Most people looked at the mask before the painting, some even asked how much the mask would cost. I unfortunately had to tell them that I couldn't sell it with a good conscience, because the mask is infested … Continue reading Featured Art: Mandrill Mask – Hello and Goodbye :(
I got to participate in an art show at the "Kunsthalle", one of the major museums of Karlsruhe. They have a range of summer events to promote the museum, and this art show was one of those events. It was under the motto "Montmartre-Art Market" (named after the artist's area in Paris). I ended up … Continue reading A “Kunsthalle” Art Show!
Tomorrow I get to participate in a group exhibit in the Botanical Gardens of the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe. There are 19 other artists there, each can take up a 1 x 1,5m-space (3'4'' x 5'), so I will show "9th Street". I tried it out, and it looks good on my portable easel :)
Yesterday we picked up our new dog "Lucy". We had to drive to the eastern part of the Czech-Republic, 3h away from Prague, to a tiny village. When we drove up to the house, the breeder was outside waiting for us with her. Lucy is already twice as big as Mickey ever was, and she's … Continue reading We have a new Dog!
Today I, my mom and Sarah got to Prague (Czeck Republic). We are here to pick up our new dog, Lucy. We will get her tomorrow afternoon, in a small village east of Prague. In the mean time, we got a taste of the city. I've never been here before, and I'm impressed. They call … Continue reading Another Kind of Awsome!