I form this raw material, earth, with my hands guided by my own imagination, but it seeks to mysteriously elude me; the alchemistic process of firing adds surprising new elements each time. I shape the material and simultaneously it has its own power.

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Series Ganesha - Sweetness of Life

The elephant god Ganesha has his roots on the Indian subcontinent. He is the wonderful symbol of the eternal child, joy, innocence and wisdom. Curiosity and fascination drive me to form this elephant out of clay. Simple earth that slowly takes shape. The prominent belly and plump arms and legs express the character of his sweet, childlike personality and complete satisfaction. His movements are light and rhythmical, despite his corpulent body. Out of his navel unfolds the motherly life energy in the form of a golden spiral. The elephant head symbolises innocence and wisdom. To defend these universal virtues he carries weapons in his hands and helps to overcome life’s obstacles with his powers. Another hand holds sweets, a gift to satisfy hunger. The fourth hand is raised to give blessings and good fortune. With his broken tusk he writes the history of the universe. Bejewelled like a king, sparkling with gold and precious stones, he sits there with his childlike smile. These eternal attributes interweave the mythology with my artistic creations and let the elephant god Ganesha dance out of my hands.

Series Hanumana

During many journeys, the search and curiosity for other cultures, I discovered that I needed to find the peace I wanted for the world first in me. The archetype Ganesha, the universal divine inner child, and Hanumana, the divine messenger, touched my heart, inspired me, and opened new paths for me as artist and human.

Series Ice Princesses

The passion for dance, speed and movement led me as a child to figure skating. I won several European junior championships before I ended my young career as a figure skater. But the fascination for powerful and harmonic movement lives still within me. The Ice Princesses appear to betake themselves up into the air and fly towards the heavens. Despite their robustness their corporeality dissolves. What remains is the lightness of being, the gliding and uplifting, the balance and the arresting of movement. A captured moment of weightlessness.

Series Blossom Spheres - ViennaBloom

My homage to Vienna and the Vienna Workshops movement. Born in Vienna, I grew up surrounded by the ubiquitous presence of the Jugendstil/Art Nouveau movement. The Jugendstil epoch is of particular importance to the ceramic art and handcraft, thus it’s no wonder that I should draw inspiration for my artwork from the philosophy of the Vienna Workshops movement of that historical period. The ceramic works of that time mostly impress upon us a light, free and friendly world. The strong colours, playful decorations and love for detail are also an essential part of my artistic creations. The inner exuberance of Viennese Jungendstil ceramic sculptures can be discovered again in my works. The harmonic movements, the powerful curves and the abundance and luxuriance of the sculptures lend to my works their exceptional expression of joy, wellbeing and lightness. The ViennaBloom series is my homage to the Viennese ceramic art of the Jungendstil Vienna Workshops period.