I put on value in a kind of aesthetics which feeds itself from a teamwork of concept, archetypical pattern and personal relation to the creation. I try to be less guided towards external impressions then to win as more an essence from the totality of the impressions. It is an almost intimate respect between myself, the material and the thought, which can be ironic, very specifically or sometimes even just a feeling which has to be expressed. The thus originating is a part of the creation process, it was generated, born and has grown and not as a ready, nice, artificial object rapt away from the becoming. And as such it can release in the best case an interpretation process in the viewer. I see myself as an artist in the responsibility to reflect my environment, to process topical events and to make them conceivable; always in research of the new influences which should flow into my work and return something to the world. In the best case to indicate solutions, to make visible the hidden and to work out an essence from a variety of stylistic devices.
I confess that the stone is more for me, than a material.
It is my fetish.
It means slow-motion in our quicker and quicker world in which many objects and ideas have only a half-life of a casting show.
I confess that it is for me an internal fulfillment and passion to get to my physical borders, to wrest out something continual from the natural circulation of nature.
What is art, if not also fetish?
The stone sculpture is not seen with pleasure in the contemporary art , nevertheless, it is a therapy for doers and viewers, a bridge between massif and ivory tower.
My work contains of course also other expression means and should not be limited to the Lapis.
However, it is always a huge pleasure with blood, sweat and tears to the angular, the hard, the everlasting; to elicit its sensuality and to write my ideas in stone.
In our times additive is more respectable instead of working subtractive.
However, I would like to allow myself to look at the sculpture definitely with the plastic on eye level.
"He that is without sin, cast the first art dealer ". Thanks Jo.