This blog comes with essays and background information about my work, my studio, my experiences – be they recent or from the past – art projects, events and fairs. It deals with various themes in some detail: my art work, what inspired me to do it, how an idea grew and took form. It puts my work and my pieces of art work in their context. And, of course, occasionally it tells about the circumstances, such as the current relocation process that got somewhat stuck in the middle.
However, my studio and my work have been present on the internet for almost 15 years by now. I run a number of websites – some in English some in German – showing my studio and my art work, my prints and my books. By putting up this static page here on my blog I want to make sure, that everybody keen on learning more about my studio and my work has easy access to those websites. Here I’ll give you all the links you need with a short description. Feel free to browse and have fun checking them out.
My first ever website went online in 2001 and got a thorough brush-up or re-design in 2006. It is huge. There are more than 100 pages in it. It covers almost all that is to do with my studio as such and my work as a printmaker artist and book artist. A not too small part of the whole website is on how I work and what tools I use. This section of the website is on letterpress printing, relief printing, woodcut and bookbinding. There is a large section on metal type, both the founts I have on stock and some special features that might not be so obvious in digital typography but become very much so when working with material type, be it of metal or of wood. There are many links to fairs and museums and colleagues and some suppliers. It goes without saying that my artist’s books and prints are being shown on this website as well:
In 2010 a special website went online which can be described in short as the catalogue of useful things I make. These would be greeting cards and journals, visitor’s books, Christmas cards, concertina books to write/draw/paint in. One large section is on books for recipes another on travel dairies. All these books are completely handmade by me. I fold the sections, I sew the blocks, I make the covers. A special feature of my books are covers made using fabric, e. g. African hand batik or linen that traditionally would have been (and still is being) used for making kitchen towels. Also, I have a small and fine range of up-cycled books using old books from the 1950s and 1960s:
There is one more family member. It is a combined English + German website and it is all on the international artists’ project „al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here!“ It comes with all the links you need to stay tuned and/or get involved yourself: