79th day: Self Portrait
I found this self – portrait in Erlangen, in southern Germany. Who was the author? Which impulse led him to paint this portrait on the Southern City Wall? The self portrait has always been an important discussion of a painter with himself, not only with it’s own appearance, but also with the own internal constitution. I walked through the streets and have been looking for a face that looks like the one on the wall. I wondered what kind of mood he was in when he painted this image of himself. I’ve didn’t found him, the author of this interesting self portrait. I will continue looking for him.
62nd day: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT…
This man, who turns out to be a skeleton, by observing him carefully, is frying hamburgers, that originate a green vapor. The steam seems to be highly toxic, because the chef works with protective clothing including breathing and visual protective brand. A box on the right half of the painting has a unique signature, we all know. How often do we take insufficient time as an excuse for not preparing healthy food! It would almost go as fast to peel an onion, to fry it, to add a few tomatoes and peppers as to take the pizza out of the freezer, to remove all the plastic which covers it, to place it on a baking sheet and put it into the oven. Tomorrow is Sunday and there is no excuse: Healthy food here we come!!!
55th day: Today I met a very old friend of mine, who has become a sculptor. Hendoc painted his car, a Rolls Royce, with blackboard paint and regularly writes Goethe’s poems on it with white chalk. Wherever he parks his car, he is surrounded by people who start to read the poems to each other. The car has become a total work of art.
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This is the 50th day of my 100 days of street art challenge. Many people asked me: why are you doing this? What does it have to do with making jewelry? Well: I wanted to do this for such a long time! Years ago, when I was still living in Mexico, I started to observe Street Art and to take photos of it. I love the way people try to embellish their environment or to make political statements in different ways. It is not only the big mural of the yet recognized artist that keeps my attention, but also the small stencil, which you can hardly notice! I learned a lot doing this, because I have to observe the city I live in very carefully. I like the daily routine: you only get better doing things again and again. There are 50 more days missing and I am sure that this exercise will be reflected in my work as a jeweler afterwards!