NEW TERRITORIES

Boats, Ships, Tankers, FerrIes, Tugs, Trawlers etc. I am interested in all of them. Boats symbolize for me adventure, the journey into the big unknown. When I got the invitation for the exhibition Territorios/Territories in early 2018 I realized that this would be my contribution: Large watercolours that depict ships in an unusual surrounding to convey my own departure into New Territory.

I want to unfold.
I don’t want to stay folded anywhere,
because where I am folded,
there I am a lie.
And I want my grasp of things to be true before you.
I want to describe myself like a painting
that I looked at closely for a long time,
like a saying that I finally understood,
like the pitcher I use every day,
like the face of my mother,
like a ship that carried me through the wildest storm of all.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God