The Russian Army Leaving Berlin

Writings

An essay about the facts and the emotions surrounding the orderly departure of the Russian army after the reunification of Germany. Many of the 373,800 soldiers and 208,400 civilians from the former Soviet Union left for a future of great uncertainty, leaving behind devastated housing areas, polluted soils and vast empty spaces.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | 31. Juli 1993

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Leaves and buds

Leaves and buds

Nature studies. Exercises in observation, looking for the light, for volumes, for shapes, structures and shifts of plane. Both meditative and exhausting.

Inside the studio

Inside the studio

Daylight is a fickle friend, unsteady over time but so pleasant to the eye. Here’s some pictures from both my studio in the countryside and from atelier training at the Art Academy in Stroud (Gloucestershire).

Czechoslovakia Bewildered

Czechoslovakia Bewildered

A past that is still present: an essay on Czechoslovakia one year after the fall of the communist regime, a country caught between revolution and an impossible restauration.

Quick Sketches Life Model

Quick Sketches Life Model

The brain is conservative. It tends to have set ideas about the human body that get into your way when drawing with live models. Models often hold poses for only three to ten minutes. The classes are designed to get you out of your comfort zone. No time to think about proportions. You have to trust your eyes, and your hand. Either you get it, or you don’t.

Quince Conversations

Quince Conversations

Quinces are old-fashioned fruits. Bumpy, irregular, voluptuous individuals. Two quinces next to one another quickly evoke a conversation.

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