right now an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic – everything from plastic bottles and bags to microbeads – end up in our oceans each year. that’s a truck load of rubbish a minute.
travelling on ocean currents this plastic is now turning up in every corner of our planet – from cornish beaches, to uninhabited pacific islands. it is even being found trapped in arctic ice.
our oceans are slowly turning into a plastic soup and the effects on ocean life are chilling. big pieces of plastic are choking and entangling turtles and seabirds and tiny pieces are clogging the stomachs of creatures who mistake it for food, from tiny zooplankton to whales. plastic is now entering every level of the ocean food chain and even ending up in the seafood on our plates. see more
summer colors – exhibition in weilheim july 2016. see three fresh, new paintings from my series emotional acrylics at the company stöppel in weilheim – germany. hope to meet you there.
in my new series “emotional acrylics“ i use a visibly reduced color spectrum on a titanium white or colorful primed canvas. i try to transfer the dynamic, vitality and harmony, you know from my series “colorful acrylics“, to only a few colors. in some paintings of this series i attempt to take up the special colors or color combinations of my favorite artists (see the title) and combine this with my own, personal style.
i’m inspired by the color itself and adore the purity. every color gets my attention. for each painting of my series “emotional acrylics“ i need a lot of working hours and usually a very steady hand. i paint them color by color, sometimes i use only one color tone down with white. and i love the challenge to attain presence with only one or a few simple colors.