or "I plant trees!“
It all started in the spring of 2009, when on my daily bicycle ride from my apartment to my studio, I had to watch how trees had to give way to a gigantic construction of a wholesale business building.
The protests of the local residents and environmentalists did not bring anything, the Capital won, as so often happens.
Inspired by the work of the Potsdamer graphic artist and painter Manfred Butzmann, for example by his poster "No place for trees", I decided to plant trees myself, on the photographs which I then began to take.
The photographs depict urban sceneries, or more precisely buildings, through whose construction certainly some trees had to give way.
"I plant trees!", so the title was born fast.
I printed the first cycle in large format on self-prepared canvas (cotton) in an EPSON large format printer. By means of woodcut with acrylic paint I "planted" the tree in the middle of the pictured building. In the second cycle, I printed the photographs in a transfer process on canvas (cotton). The tree was created by linoleum print counterproof with gouache colors.
Each tree represents a unique memorial, a visual protest against the savage spread of concrete in our cities.