Moving sculpture

Don’t forget to play! This curious clown is made to be played with – he likes to stretch his neck while moving along.

This 3-dimensional wire drawing wants to interact and turns the observer into an active player.

Iron wire, approximately 40x20x30 cm

Lights and shadows

Today’s project is a wired lamp – although I only wired the lampshade – the lamp itself was done by a professional electrician…. safety first! 😊

This is an ornamental lampshade – at first sight!

As you probably noticed already, I really like animals – so this animal lover’s lampshade is an ornamental interpretation of dogs 🐢, cats 🐱, a mouse 🐭, a bone 🦴and hearts ❀️. Do you find them all?

It’s only bent wire, prepared to fit over a porcelain lamp, no screws, no welding, involved.

Have a shiny week everybody!

Be happy – happy bees!

🀎🐝 🌺 Today is World Bee Day! 🌸 🐝 🀎

Let’s celebrate these little fellows who work so hard and keep us humans alive!

During the last years, I tried to plant lots of flowers in my garden, especially the variants bees like to visit. I read that especially the friendly and sweet bumblebees and the wild bees are in danger, so having bee-friendly flowers wherever we can is essential. It’s also good for our wellbeing having colorful flowers around.

And it’s important to avoid chemicals in gardens and planters – we use organic products and natural solutions to keep our plants healthy, such as compost for a good soil and we treat all the ladybugs we find with special attention, they help us gardening! 🐞❀️

Get to know more on www.worldbeeday.org and at the www.beeconservancy.com!

Do penguins like ice-cream?

Until now, penguins probably not even thought about having an ice cream, as they were surrounded of ice all day. But during the last years, their environment is changing quite a lot, and rising temperatures make life difficult for the inhabitants of both, North and South Pole areas. They are forced to change and adapt really fast in order to survive ….

This drawing is a kind reminder that we should be a lot more aware of what a huge impact our lifestyle has on many, many animal communities around the globe – often they pay for it with their lives.

Circus life behind the scenes

Last Saturday was World Circus Day, and I decided to do a little tribute to circus life…. This is how I imagine the happy protagonists of a imaginary circus having fun behind the scenes: no humans involved. Take a peak into the ring where some artists are hanging out …

See Molly Monkey with his friend Blanche, the famous balance artist, rehearsing their new show. – Paper cuts, acrylics, ink and graphite on paper, 42×60 cm, 2021.

And here are Olli Owl and Hatty Bird cycling around the ring. -Newspaper, paper cuts, sand, wax crayons, ink and watercolors, 42×60 cm, 2021.

Bunny on a walk

Now it’s time for Easter bunny to take it’s well-earned time off after all the hard work he put in painting Easter eggs, wrap the chocolate ones and of course deliver everything on time.

I just saw it going for a walk in the mountains north of Madrid, by the Pico de San Pedro. It’s a beautiful area were lots of his bunny-friends live, so I guess he on it’s way to a happy dandelion party.

Hope you had a nice Easter break, enjoy yourself, springtime just began.

Abstract Easter vibes

Spring is approaching, this year even before Easter, at least here in Spain. As the Easter Holidays we all will spend at home in order to keep infection rates low, I’d like to share some spring and easter impressions – abstract colorful bits and pieces to get a little happy vibes going.

Enjoy the holidays and stay safe!

Plunging around a plunger

What’s your favorite household tool? Mine is a plunger. I really like them. Not that I had many blocked up drains, I think they are curious artifacts and I always have some (unused ones) on my shelf. But is has to be the original rubber plunger with the wooden handle. I like to look at them and sometimes they squeeze into my drawings.

As they find them inspiring and fun, I wanted to dedicate them a post and share some drawings and interpretations dealing with plungers. I included them as feet in some of my creatures, and I tried stamping with a plunger using its footprints as the base for a drawing.

Work in progress or parallel worlds

One of the wire rabbits of my earlier post started off as a pencil drawing, just to explore ideas and lines to sculpt in wire. I never bend the wires following exactly the traces of a drawing, normally I use it just for inspiration.

So, while the wire sculpture was about to be created, I went on playing with the drawing, adding basic colors and contrasts to it.

Step by step the drawing took on it’s own character, and the rabbit on the drawing ended up living in two parallel worlds, a 3 dimensional, linear one and a 2 dimensional colorful one – but they still are related, a bit like distant cousins.

Tissues and paper

A collage using all kinds of recycled materials could be called sustainable art…

Here you can find magazine cut-outs , tissues with ink stains the look like animal print, pages of a paperback book that wasn’t very interesting to read, but proved to have other qualities.

Little bird with a new hat
Fashionable in black and white
Have a nice trip
Heavy luggage

It was fun to play and to draw, it’s always interesting to discover effects and materials – some work well together – others not so much – just like in real life.

Have a nice week!

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