A warm welcome to my website 'Auge und Feder' ('eye and feather'), which is dedicated to my passion for social innovation, literature, photographic art and travels to inner and outer worlds.
The common and dominating themes in my work are future, vision and innovation. Just like the famous German painter Anselm Kiefer said, there is a frontier between life and art, but without this tension and distance to each other, there simply would be no art. I personally would like to add that there is a similar duality with 'reality' and 'vision'. In the void between both we see the future coming into creation. This is where I like to thrive, as a human being, artist and social innovation enthusiast.
In the literary context, my focus is an old but never tired love, science fiction novels, completed by a number of short stories, miniatures and poems (mainly in German). The language of my photographic art, however, is universal, so I hope that you will take the opportunity and have a look at my series of art 4 sale exhibited here. Allow yourself to be inspired by its levels of meaning, whether the aesthetic pleasure, the irony in the face of today's massive media exposure, or the touch of a subtle magic that combines, contrasts, or seperates both.
My main line of work is also circulating around innovation and vision. As a freelance writer and expert in communications and (e)learning, I'm fascinated by - and 100 precent focused on - social entrepreneurship, impact investing and social finance. My mission is to track and support the evolution of these nascent universes with impactful products, pilots and publications. Meanwhile, my articles are published in both languages, German and English. For those, who would like to have a closer look, many links can be found under non-fiction.
Finally, I hope that you will enjoy some visual impressions from many corners of this world in my travel section. Please feel
free to browse, to comment or give me your feedback and ideas. Even a true artist and creative human being needs some signs of generous support from
time to time :-)
Again, a sincere thank you for your interest in my work and thoughts and a warm welcome to my not-so-small online world!
Found - 'Objets Trouvés'
"There is no progress in art, any more than there is progress in making love. There are simply different ways of doing it."
Man Ray (1890-1976)
"For what end is the camera best used?.........The answer comes always more clearly after seeing a great work of the sculptor or painter......that the camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether polished steel or palpitating flesh."
Edward Weston (1886-1958)
"Beauty, which I admit too being in pursuit of, is an extremely suspect word among many in the art world. But I don't think you can get along without it. It's the confirmation of meaning in life."
Edward Weston, in „The Daybooks of Edward Weston“
Man Ray, in "To Be Continued, Unnoticed".
Robert Adams, cited by "Art21"
Sean Scully, the famous painter, calls it 'Position'
Street Art 2:
Here I lie
to the thin,
my fluctuating self
lies a thruth
that is unique.
I could feel
of its wooden frame.
More poetry: here!