The installation Sphere # 1 I did for an exhibition in munich. The wood construction is covered with thin poplar slices, there’s a floor inside that can be entered over a rope ladder through a hole in the middle. This was the prototype for a whole, theoretical village in the trees, hanging like wasps nests, connected with bridges. The experiment was also to see, what happens to this fragile construction over the seasons. Steel, construction wood, popular slices, wire 6m diameter
The grain field is a symbol for fertility and human existence, for rural idyll and cultivation. A piece of this idyll is now taken out of its natural context, its own appearance is removed.Introduced into a slowly rotating, engineered apparatus, the barley field becomes a standardized, industrial component. Steel, grain, chipboard, earth, engineDimensions: 340cm x 320cm x 100cmWeight: 1200kg
"Day8" is a dystopian imagination of landscape elements and artefacts of a fictional civilization. A burned down tree, the leaves of which have fallen, a wooden storage vessel, filled with ashes. The oak trunk turns to leaves again. Exhibited in 2015 in the municipal gallery Eichenmüllerhaus, in a 2nd version for the opening of London Crafts Week 2019, Fitzrovia Chapel, curated by Sarah Myerscough Oak leaves, beech, ash
In terms of its appearance, the academy garden is a romanticized, idealized natural form, a well-kept and domesticated refuge for the longing for the locus amoenus, the lovely place, for decades. The place where lovers find each other, where the stream flows clean and clear, shapely trees provide shade and the birdsong sounds so lovely that every suffering is forgotten. A place that does not have to bow to the constraints of the earthly, but only serves for the purpose of lust, love and inspiration. In many a forgotten moment, when the water of the pond uniformly carries its reflections to the shore, when the bright pillars of the sun rise up between the branches, one could forget that...
Fresh oak slices are arranged in a shelving system according to the course of the trunk, the shape of which, when dry, is an indicator for events of the last almost one hundred years.The tree as a "memory" becomes readable, as an archive, providing information about the rule of elements and time. Oak wood, steelDiameter: 3.50mHeight: 2.50 m