21 August 2012
9th entry, Brienzwiler
Often a little bit of everything is good enough. But sometimes even this little bit is already too much. Especially when the days are as hot as they are now. My studio has turned into a sauna; sweat is dripping onto canvasses and oil paints alike. I don’t like this kind of heat. It makes me tense and quite irritable.
Nevertheless I am full of ideas and creative energy. I am enjoying the mixture of wood, crystals, and gold. Free flowing sculptures and wall objects have an expanding and cooling effect on my senses. I am working a lot, sometimes at two or three projects simultaneously. Mornings are reserved for oil paintings, afternoons for sculptures.
After eating my morning porridge made of spelt and walking our dog Jenny, I enjoy listening to classical music and totally surrendering to it. What a joy to immerse myself in the sounds and symphonies and embark on the adventure of making sound visible. I call them “sound pictures”. I
would like to create 20 of them, all in shades of yellow. Three have been finished already: First painting to the sound of “An den Quellen” by Bedřich Smetana. Second painting to the sound of “Adagio in G Minor” by Tomaso Albinoni. Third painting to the sound of “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg. I intend to use “Minuet in A Flat Major” by Luigi Boccherini for the fourth painting.
One might ask, why again shades of yellow? Quite simply because there is still so much yellow inside of me that wants to come out and express itself. It’s wild, it wants to rear up; it’s mystical, soft, and still. It is like a big yellow river that wants to flow freely – into the hearts of people.
Yes, it’s true, while painting I am experiencing infinity and freedom more than in any other activity.