Listening to Fragility

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This week we will listen to the fragility of the environment and the world we live in. We will listen to, experience and embrace our own inner fragility and vulnerability in a slow-paced and mind-stimulating setting. Sculptures and other art will be used (yet not created) by the participants to help to reveal a “you” which is a perfect imperfection; someone who is truly loved by God.

Led by theologian and artist Urzula Glienecke, PhD. Musician – Isobel Jenkins.

Click to access 2017-PROGRAMME-TEXT-UPDATED-13-prog-page-only.pdf

Also: https://twitter.com/alastairmci/status/794119512673107969

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A Lone Foreigner

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A sculpture of an ill foreigner in front of an otorhinolaryngological (nose-throat-ear) clinic stands in homage of all the hours spent in the clinics, also by me.

It is a stranger. A stranger reminding of all the people ill away from home. Who will fix his broken water tap in this foreign city?

(Glass, Resin, Recycled Water Tap)

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Safe as Houses

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Safe as Houses

… an English saying indicating perfect certainty and safety when in doubt.

How many people in this world are dreaming of safety?

How many are aching for just one good night’s sleep? Numerous people suffer from insomnia which is either stress or trauma induced.

How wonderful it would be to sleep peacefully and in safety just once…

A see-through, almost invisible form of a house creates an illusion of an enclosed place, of safety and protection.

The Methacrylate suggests a dream-like quality of the space. In the middle a transparent, insubstantial figure is sleeping deeply.

Is she dreaming of safety?

Is she protecting herself?

Is someone protecting her?

Or is she just a dream herself?

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Methacrylate , plastic , tempera on canvas 20×20 25x30cm