Art online

With astonishment I realize how huge an impact the web has on the art scene. I sometimes consider exhibiting my art work on the street, but find it challenging to get the audience as easily as on the internet. Besides having to figure the perfect spot. It’s astonishing what artists can do today: share their creations with thousands of viewers in no time. That’s impressive. Of course, to draw attention they need to spread their work through Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and whatever is popular. That art is easier discovered in the web is probably due to the nature of...

Vagabonds

Many years ago… I am holding a book in my hand watching a photo of an old man, a vagabond, sitting on the street with old and dirty clothes, unwashed, unshaved, with beard and not quite ordinary hair. In this case the vagabond mirrors one of those homeless persons I meet on the street sometimes. Remembering those characters various questions rise in my mind. Why are they living on the street? What brought them here? What happened? What are they thinking all the time? Is it freedom, absolute freedom, that makes them living this life? Is it a feeling? Don’t they see...

Inequity

It’s just a few days before Christmas 2002, when I am witnessing a very sad situation. I am sitting in Koblenz Hbf (Train Station) in Mc Donalds at 2 o’clock in the morning, waiting for my train to Dortmund. While sitting here and reading my book the police enters, followed by a woman who seems to work for Deutsche Bahn (German train company). They go straight towards an old man who is sleeping quietly and peacefully in a corner. He sleeps sitting on a chair, his head rested on his arms, which are laying on the table. In front of him is standing a white plastic cup,...

Art you can’t explain

When thinking about art critics, who try to interpret a piece of art done by someone else, I question the sense of doing so. Maybe they can feel it, that could be. In general though I think it’s a myth. A piece of art from others will always be a mystery for the observer, no matter how much one tries to analyze and feel it. I believe that no-one else than the artist himself could possibly explain what he was doing, what his intention was about bringing a specific idea into reality. Looking at myself, I even wonder if the artist himself can actually explain what made him...

Everyone can draw

If you think you cannot draw in the moment you are drawing something you most likely will not appreciate the outcome. The true point here is, you will not like it NOT because YOU BELIEVE it is bad, but because you JUDGE yourself according to standards out there. Maye somebody has once criticized your art. You might as well unconsciously refer to a situation, which has hurt you, which left marks in your memory. I have learned over the years that everyone who is able to write can draw, because writing is a DRAWING! If you look at different handwritings, you cannot find anyone...

High-heels – a painful ridicule

Isn’t it ridiculous that women are still wearing high-heels? No? I say, Yes. Women and men alike know the power of high heels, which in first place is just about “attraction”. I agree that they make women’s legs appear longer. I agree that they look beautiful with a costume or lady-like dress. I agree that they are drawing men’s eyes on women – which, if we are honest, is what we women want. We love to be attractive. Now, this is all beautiful, just what about the pain we are actually putting up with while wearing them? High-heels are usually...