Dienstag, 26. Juli 2016

making a book end paper


I made this for "Raus Rein" a book about the former colonial-school in Witzenhausen which has been published by the Avant-Verlag - probably my most favourite german publishing company, who do lovely comics.
first try with pencils

the single tile
replicating...

just the color flats, the final pattern. you might glimpse some irregularities...
For this book i also did a comic and some illustrations. It provides some kind of a tentative entry point for a rough and really monstrous issue like colonialism.

Montag, 13. Juni 2016

Post Its and Felt Pens




creation gods

"Da war das ruhende All. Kein Hauch. Kein Laut. Reglos und schweigend die Welt. Und des Himmels Raum war leer.
Noch war der Erde Antlitz nicht enthüllt. Nur das sanfte Meer war da und des Himmels weiter Raum.
Unbeweglich und stumm war die Nacht, die Finsternis.

Aber im Wasser, umflossen von Licht, waren die Götter.
Unter grünen und blauen Federn waren sie verborgen..."
(aus dem Popol Vuh, das Buch des Rates)

Dienstag, 22. März 2016

maya sketchbook



Left: A Jaguar priest is holding a jade bead necklace.
Right: "Wacah Chan" - the Worldtree, which roots are reaching the black waters of the underworld "Xibalba". 
It's stock is growing where mankind lives and it's branches are touching the ancestral heaven.