This is my second collaboration with BACH Book Art Center. Happy to announce that the coming limited-edition pocket calender 2023 is ready!
This year I join with my illustration that is inspired from the French Poem “Liberté” by Paul Eluard (1942). Here is the first stanza in French, English, and German:
Sur mes cahiers d’écolier
Sur mon pupitre et les arbres
Sur le sable sur la neige
J’écris ton nom.
On my notebooks
On my desk and the trees
On the sand on the snow
I write your name.
Auf meine Schulhefte
Auf mein Pult und die Bäume
Auf den Sand auf den Schnee
Schreib ich deinen Namen
During the Corona pandemic, there was often talk of the loss of personal freedom. The Ukraine war shows us European neighbors what a fragile commodity the right to self-determination is. Freedom has as many facets as there are people. This calendar tells about some of these freedoms. From non-violent disobedience of environmental activists in the USA, from clandestine techno parties in the Iranian desert, from pirate radio stations, Lennon Walls and the umbrella movement, from voluntary being on the road and places of retreat like nature or water. Of the freedom of thought in song and the liberating effect of singing. Also of the liberating feeling of having completed a task.
The illustrations in the 2023 calendar were realized in different techniques such as collage, woodcut, drawing, photography or watercolor by:
Luzia Werner, Nadine Respondek, Monika Jäger, Katja Zwirnmann, Manuela Büchting, Anett Hoffmann, Petra Reichenbach, Charlotte Ehrt, Nora Mona Bach, Annekathrin Pohle, İlkay Unay-Gailhard, Franziska Stübgen and Barbara Dimanski.
To order the limited edition (50) illustration of “Liberté” please contact with me.