A Mask, a Unicorn, a Chagall-Afternoon

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

Highlights of the Week: Art History, A new Painting, a finished Mask

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

A little bit of Art in Church…

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…

Kasperle finished!

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!

Wrapping Things Up!

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!

Of Butter, Oil and Clay

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

Works in Progress: Painting and Sculpture!

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!

An Experiment in Sculpting

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