work on paper

collage / watercolour /  ink / other material / on cyanotype / on paper

10x18 to 120x80cm / 2015 to 2017

STUNDENBLUMEN (2015 - to be continued)

18x16 to 20x30cm

I choose the material that is available at the moment I feel the need to do a new exemplar. It's a dedication to that very moment in which I'm just there for what I do, painting ever and ever the same form. The form follows the most simple way to paint a flower blossoming and growing in volume. After choosing a center point, where I start with very small petals, I paint the flower slowly bigger in circles, adding strictly one petal after another. The flower's size finally is limited reaching almost one edge of the paper. By using different kinds of colours and technique, each flower carries the mood in which I painted it. The title "Stundenblumen" is a reference to the book "Momo" by the german writer Michael Ende, where "Stundenblumen" are a metaphor for the preciousness of individual life time. They are born in the heart of every human being and within an hour they die to be followed by a new flower. When painting the outer petals of the flower, its center remains the oldest part and therefore somehow can be seen as the point of the flower's birth and death at the same time.