Abstract on Wood (Selection of Artworks)

 

To get something out of the unseen, to look behind the things, to make the unseen visible – with fire – that’s what runs like a golden thread through my creative work. The first inspiration and idea came from the bushfires of Australia – the destroing strength of the fire origins at the same time new life, because many seeds need these fires. Also the trees have adapted themselves to these evolutionary conditions – the fire can get into the tree several centimetres without critically injuring his core. Even more – out of the fertile, ash-covered layer new green sprouts out to the surface. This process I transpose consciously by working with wood – after a relief-like forming (like the weather or other outside influences do it with the bark) this forming is made irrecognizable by using the flames again – like the process which happens during a bush fire.