Monday, 19 November 2012

darsser arche


A little show at the "Darsser Arche" which is an environmental centre near the National park "Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft". It is an area called Darss between the Baltic sea and an inland water called "Saaler Bodden" famous for resting cranes on their passage.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Saturday, 20 October 2012

not doing enough


 
 

The beach combing season begins. Slowly - today it is +20°C warm, late October! I can´t await the first big autumn storm.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

ICC 2012

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The weather was stormy and sunny at the beginning and in the end it showered. Difficult to open the bag and prevent the trash from flying around. In this time of the year the German beaches are cleaned up by the tourist department. But I found this beach that wasn´t worth it (?!).

Friday, 7 September 2012

international coastal cleanup day


This is the essence of the Surfrider Ocean Initiatives 2012 from March this year. A knight fighting for "le fish tradition", a plastic rose, earplugs, cartridge case , a rope, plastic bags, fishing line, lighters, sand toys, plastic bottles - a classical mix.
Now is the time for the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day from Ocean Conservancy - 3.weekend in September.  All over Germany there are just 3 registered cleanups. But as far as I know there are about 4-5 more from environmental organisations - NABU, DEEPWAVE. In the UK there are 120! beaches going to be cleaned up at the great MCS beach watch weekend!
I am going to do a small beach cleanup.
WER LUST HAT: SA.15.9.2012, ELMENHORST STRAND, 11:00, PARKPLATZ

Saturday, 16 June 2012

opening


 
  
     




Stralsund is a very old town with a lot of churches. The "Meeresmuseum" is located in an old monastery. I think a whale skelletton instead of an altar with a dead men hanging on a cross is a fantastic idea.
I am very happy that my collages arrived in an oceanographic museum - plastic litter is not really a nice subject. But it belongs there. The last two pictures are from a church from around 1250 with a lot of italian flair - it has not been renovated yet and has this wonderful morbide athmosphere. After renovation they will all get this dead and hostile touch.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

exhibition




I am very proud to announce my exhibition at the  "Meeresmuseum Stralsund" from June14 to September14, 2012. It is a maritime museum in the old town of Stralsund near the Baltic Sea. I am very happy to have the opportunity showing my collages there - it is a fantastic location for this subject.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

350 climatedots






Yesterday was climatedot day from 350.org. People around the world did something to rise awareness for climate change.
I went again to my favourite trash beach and collected trash. Nothing to work with, just trash. 90% plastic - 90% plastic sheets. Nearby was one the first big cruise liners of the season with non stop running engines. The Baltic ferries going/comming every 2 hours. And they use real dirty diesel.

Monday, 30 April 2012

one month later




One month later it is still cold because of seawind. But it looks a lot nicer! It is frustrating because the same amount of trash is back again.

Monday, 26 March 2012

nachlese

Eine erste Skizze als Auswertung von Samstag - der Ritter der für "le fish tradition" kämpft und Rosen bricht. Irgend jemand von euch hat ihn wegschmeissen wollen!!
Der Bericht im NDR Nordmagazin ist in die Hose gegangen und ich denke das IFAOE sollte besser eigene Strandaktionen starten. Ich möchte sie nicht mehr bei Aktionen von mir sehen. Das gilt natürlich nicht für Mitarbeiter die privat mitsammeln möchten!
Die Printmedien haben vorbildlich berichtet. Es hat trotzdem grossen Spass gemacht und wir haben viel geschafft. Herzlichen Dank!!!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

13 Müllsäcke bei kaltem Seenebel

Ocean Initiatives 2012 in Warnemünde: 13 große Müllsäcke sind zusammengekommen. Trotzdem es so unspektakulär aussah - ganz viele Kleinteile im Seegras. Und trotzdem der Seenebel so kalt war. Herzlichen Dank an alle! Es hat großen Spass geacht.

Friday, 23 March 2012

beach cleanup

Ich konnte den Hoteltrecker gerade noch ausbremsen, nicht alles unterzupflügen. Es ist sehr viel Kleinkram im Seegrass und im Sand, bitte unbedingt Handschuhe mitbringen, gerade wenn Kinder mitmachen. Wetter ist super angesagt. Viel Spass!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

strandaufräumaktion

Am 24.März 2012 git es im Rahmen der europaweiten "Ocean Initiatives" eine Strandaufräumaktion. Treffpunkt ist der Strand am Yachthafen Hohe Düne um 13:Uhr. Bitte Handschuhe mitbringen! Ich hoffe der Müll reicht für alle!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

one year fukushima

They wonder where all the litter is floating in this huge Pacific Ocean. Especially the radioactive parts. It is so sad for the Japanese people. And for nature.

Yesterday I saw a documentary. It showed a kindergarden in Fukushima where the children are not allowed to play outside because of the contamination. They where playing inside with piles of autumn leaves, sand, shells, stones - of course from southern Japan. Those children will never learn how it feels to play outside with these basic toys. Isn´t that depressing?

Sunday, 12 February 2012

ice



Yesterday I registered for the Ocean Initiatives annual beach cleanup on march 24. At the moment everything looks so clean! But spring will come someday.