Monday, 17 October 2016

Waikato Museum Exhibition of my work, first images :)

Enjoy some photos The Waikato Museum send me about the exhibition of my work. More in November when I a show and a guided tour to work on.

Ok for the non New Zealanders, Waikato is a region of New Zealand. It is south of Auckland, about one hour drive from there. Hamilton is its regional centre with a beautiful Museum complex. Well worth a visit!

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Marionette Gallery 28 - Till Eulenspiegel

Till Eulenspiegel is the figure of a trickster. Most cultures have such a creation. It seem to cater for a deep cultural need. The person that questions the rules and plays tricks. Till is a figure from my cultural background in Germany. An early creation, probably 25 to 30 years ago. The stories around this person, based in the middle ages are fun and the humour goes down well even today. Usually I did two sketches for a show. Check it out on line, there is lots to be discovered. Oh yes his grave is in Moelln in northern Germany. But was he real?

Marionette Gallery 27 - The wheelchair veteran as a younger man

Marionette Gallery 16 shows you the war veteran in the wheelchair. Here is is in younger days before he went through his war experiences. It was part of the production - Fading memories - that toured New Zealand. Well he had cameo appearances in other shows. You might like to go back to the other Gallery entry and compare the two. He certainly is not the happiest character from a starter. But looking back in history, those days in the beginning of the century where not the happiest full stop. Work was hard and long and our more entertainment based contemporary culture is a far cry from pre war times.
You will know by know that I create characters that perform together. Bit like actors and actresses that have to get on with each other for the production. Over the years though some of my creations have become rather typecast.