The calendar with these images is available here.
I enjoyed making the calendar with my Oberbaumbrücken pictures so much that I decided to make a second one, this time with plant drawings. But of course I could not just repeat the first calendar with different images—that would not have worked for a number of reasons. Rather, I decided to rescan most of the pictures in much higher resolutions than before, so that I would be able to print them larger than life, to really zoom in on them. The calendar bit was pushed a bit more to the background and placed individually for each month to best accommodate the respective drawing. While doing that I fell in love with the details visible in the high resolution scans. Looking at the drawings and watercolours like this reminds me of the way I look at plants when I draw them. I look very closely, perceiving details of their structures and colours that escape me at other times. Here is an example from the month of February:
Some of the images are taken from sketchbook pages and thus neither available for sale nor likely to be exhibited any other way, like this one:
You can get the calendar here.
P.S. If you order things this week from me it is highly likely that they still arrive in time for christmas, at least within Europe.
So, without much attention on my part, ca. 20.of my people sketches, some small, some big, and some printed HUGE for the first time, wandered into a group exhibition of Urban Sketchers Berlin, opening this Saturday:
Die ausgestellten Originalskizzen, bisher veröffentlicht im Internetblog der Urban Sketchers und in Buchform, sind Mikro-Erzählungen und Verdichtungen des Alltages.
The exhibited original sketches, before published on the Urban Sketchers blog or book, are micro-narratives and condensations of every-day experiences.
Saturday, 30. November 2013, 19:00
– 10. Januar 2014
Ritterstraße 12–14, Aufgang 2
After having been asked by people to offer some prints for sale because buying original drawings is scary and what if I spill coffee on it and it is ruined forever?! I’ve finally come around to select some of my pictures for a wall calendar for next year. I chose my Oberbaumbrücken series because, on the one hand, these works form a coherent group and very much profit from being seen in proximity: I feel they talk to and comment on each other. On the other hand this bridge is such an iconic landmark and place often traversed by people who live in Berlin that looking at my drawings might not just be a pleasure in itself, but at least for some, also produce interesting changes in their own everyday perception. After all one of the most fascinating things about art is when it shifts how you see the world, even if just a little bit…
(25 € + shipping, 42 x 29,7 cm (Din A3), printed on heavy (250 gsm) matt paper, 12 months with a different image on each + cover page)