from mostly my own snapshots and an occasional (documentary-) still from the internet, I make digital collages. then I reintroduce them into tangibility, adjusting them to reunite them into a new single reality, drawing with metalpoint (mostly silverpoint) on (with a personally mixed gesso) prepared paper: the predecessor of the modern pencil drawing – not as a sketch but as raw final product. although I use photos, I do not use tracing, drawing projectors or even grids; nothing but old fashioned copying by eye and an odd verificating measurement. It’s not that I frown upon such aides, but I do enjoy the way the craft increases my understanding, my sense of the image.
in my visual motives and in the structure, form and direction between them, I seek rhyme. I paste them together in a playful, slightly estranging (but harmoniously presented) temporary reality with references to ours, with a bit of humor and some edited disorder (‘realistischem Tic‘), hoping to create a fresh look on age-old motives. the low contrast and intricate weaving typical for this ancient technique are a much needed gentle emphasis on empathy and an ode to observing quietly in this loud age.
my personalised handcrafted silverpoint: