Streetart for the "Katholiken Tag " ---Catholic Day, which is a festival-like gathering in German-speaking countries organized by the Roman Catholic laity. Katholikentag festivals occur approximately every 2–4 years in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. 2018 in Münster, that is why we painted this picture in Dorsten, because the organizer, Kai Kaczikowski, who is usually youth minister in Dorsten, was also in charge for the cultural aspects of the Catholic Day. The motto was "Search for Peace" --that is ,why our decision went for this design. Frieden means Peace. --At the following day, some young girls, between 10 and 18 years old, also painted pictures for the theme, Peace. And Gregor Wosik and me gave them help and instructions. The result was so stunning, and we had a jury out of the local Major, Tobias Stockhoff, the Denchant Ulrich Franke and an artist, Rosi Soggenberg. They were nearly un-able to judge, because every work was brilliant. We were happy, to have also 3 moslem girls under the young artists.
Another challenge, another project. The Paul-Vischer Schule in Nürnberg, is not allowed to hang any pictures on the wall, or any decorations, projects, because the school is a class listed monument. So, I met the teachers, Natalie Löhnert and Konstanze Sippel, at the Jugendkonferenz in my city, where I painted a picture on foil, Orajet 3164, which is classified as fire resistant. So it is allowed even in this school. So they were able to engage me, to paint their motto for their enviroment day: Achte DRauf! Which means, pay attention, to protect and not destroy our earth. They have 8 rules, which have been developed in a school project.
1. picture --this was organized by the organisation, which is educating "FSJ"ler , these are young people, who want to do a social year after school. They are helping in youth hostels, churches, retirement homes or any social project, which needs helping hands. So, to build up the group feeling, they all spend some days in Cologne and fullfill some tasks. One task was, to learn streetart by me
2. picture --another project of the Kindernothilfe Duisburg. With the help of a class of pupils in Siegen, we painted this logo on the streets. It is a very big, loud cry against child labour
These are the proud results of my annual workshop in the youth Kloster, Bottrop Kirchhellen. Every year I am speechless, how fast the children are learning
Endless row of very good results and different ideas
Another project we made for the creative and busy youth ministrant of Dorsten, Kai Kacikowski. Building bridges between deep craters, our favourite projects. In the Johannes Church of Dorsten
My copy, just for fun, of the Logo of the "Redemptoristen" --the owner of the monastry
A poor little girl working in a stone quarry pit ---so that people in europe can have cheap cobblestone. This picture I painted for the Kindernothilfe Duisburg in the Düsseldorfer Altstadt, with the help of pupils. It is a big aim of the KNH, to stop exploitative childrens work. If one explores the theme, you surprisingly get to know, that many little children are happy to work, because they think, it is just normal, and they are helping their family. But this becomes a no-go, in that moment, that the work is too dangerous, too hard, too unhealthy or deals with sexual abusion, which is done to 73 Million children between 5 and 17 around the world. Plus they have never a chance, to go to school, and find out about ways to escape out of these unacceptable circumstances. That is, where the KNH tries to help.
This is not the right visual angle , but interessting view anyway. This I painted for the Youth Conference of the Kindernothilfe, at the wall of our local church. I was only allowed to use Chalk, not permanent paint. So, chalk can be very water resistent!