WALD I, II, III mixed media, 60 x 50 cm, 2022.
In one of my earliest memories, I am sitting in a snowy forest, drinking tea from a thermos while watching my father and other relatives cutting firewood. While growing up in a ten minute walking distance from the next forest, I have always enjoyed being there. Depending on my age, the forest served as a playground, party location or simply as a place to be alone.
Today, when I walk through the forests of my childhood and adolescence, I mostly feel pain because those forests are sick now as a consequence of monoculture, heavy forestry, drought and bark beetle damage.
WALD is an ongoing series of works which are related to my experiences in the contemporary forest.
WALD IV (ghost trees) digital prints on washi paper, 29,7 x 21 cm, 2022 (ongoing).
WALD V mixed media, 50 x 40 cm, 2022.