Art Project Documentation No. 2

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Using the same canvas as for project no. 1 (with only a few pink paint splatters on it), we went straight on to project no. 2. For this one we had another friend pour the paint while I was up on the ladder again.

The first go was with three paint-filled squeezy bottles that were taped together, the second one was done with paint poured from a dustpan.

This was a more colourful project, no accessories required. The hand fan was purely for eye protection but did make for a good detail in the pictures.

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Art Project Documentation No. 1

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In 2019 I did my first project with my friend Natalie from Lap’Art, “Digital Goes Painting”. She recently got confirmation that she can hold an exhibition at the Magistrate’s Court building in Stuttgart in 2023.

I’m very excited for her about the exhibition and agreed to photographically document some of her art/painting processes.

This one was inspired by an Instagram post where the artist lay on a huge canvas and had her children pour paint over her. What was left on the canvas after she got up was her work of art. It looked like a lot of fun, so my friend decided to give it a go.

For this first part, a tutu and old ballet shoes where the accessories she decided to work with. Both might become works of art themselves once she has an idea how to artistically “enhance” them. Until then, they remain the stars of the photo session. For this first project Natalie poured the paint herself while I was up on a ladder clicking away.

The pictures might (or might not…) go up next to the art pieces at the exhibition.

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2020 Annual Dahlia Exhibition Stuttgart-Killesberg

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Every year from mid-August to the beginning of October my hometown hosts a dahlia exhibition in one of its biggest parks. Visitors can vote for their favourite dahlia from a display of 180 varieties, and the winning dahlia is announced at the end of the exhibition.

The dahlias are then cut and sold off to the public in support of a charity, but due to the pandemic they were given to surrounding homes for the elderly in 2020.

I find it amazing that people don’t just sneakily cut dahlias for themselves during the exhibition as the beautiful display is such a temptation.

I fell absolutely in love with a dahlia called Veronique’s DF – number 17 and 19 in the gallery below – and tried to find bulbs, which was very difficult. In the end, bulbs appeared on the website of a vendor I had bought dahlias from before, and I was immensely happy.

What you will not find in the gallery is the winning dahlia named Bodacious. I hadn’t even taken a picture of it so unappealing was it to my taste. And I was seriously disappointed when I read the announcement that it wasn’t my favourite Veronique’s DF that had won…

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