85th day: St. Redundus – Saint of the homeless and unemployed

85th day: ST. REDUNDUS – Saint of the homeless and unemployed
Located next to the Market Nr. IX, a man suddenly was looking at me: in one hand he is holding an Aldi plastic bag with empty collected bottles. In the other hand he holds a glass sphere in which apparently is hidden his dream of a better life. The man has bad teeth and his shoes hardly cover his feet. I stopped and looked at this picture thoughtfully. How many homeless are living in Berlin? What happened to their lives to get there? What have they experienced? Are they still dreaming of a better life?
This modern devotional picture forms part of a canon of Saints made by the Berlin artist duo Various & Gould. (see interview below).

(Berlin, neben der Markthalle IX, Berlin – Kreuzberg)

50th day: Longing to be a bird!


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!

(Skalitzer Straße, Berlin Kreuzberg)