Sculptures made of ''Bog Oak''

“Bog oak” is wood that has lain in swamp or bog for hundreds or thousands of years. Reaction products of the tannic acid of the wood with the iron salts of the water color the “bog oak” black or dark brown. Only by accident do these wooden relicts come up to the surface to see the light of day. The first impression is more likely to be that of a morbid, decrepit material, but when working with it, you quickly realize that it can be very hard and resistant to gleam in silky sheen after extensive polishing. It is a special charm to draw new life from this hoary “material fossil”. In this way, unique artworks arise from particular finds of ancient “bog oak”.

Hans-Hinrich Sievers

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Apollucalypse II

Apocalypse by pollution …
Prosperity suicide …
Restriction …
Quorum sensing …
Where is the green Messiah?

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Balance I

Progress …
Progress, where to?
To the truth, to the good, to the more?

If progress is regression,
is then regression progress?
Unknown …

Nothing is certain, but one feature is major:
Progress without reason and against nature
with too much Ego and less We
forces Homo Sapiens to the knee …

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Balance II

Together …
Against each other …
Into each other …
Apart …
Successively …
Together …
To each other …

… humans

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Despair

In times of crisis, artists preferably fall back to use religious motifs to express the immeasurable suffering in the world. This is what the quite expressionistic figure group “Pieta” illustrates with the modern title “Despair”: Desperation and helplessness, the vehement shriek, asking WHY is this self-destruction of the most valuable thing that was given to us. The most precious gift is our planet, our living space, our life – everything is threatened by climate change. The sculpture is also intended to express the irrepressible rebellion against adverse circumstances – as an invitation to finally become disruptively active …
Dr. Bärbel Manitz

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Eternity I

Attractions unexplainable …
Temptation and Love …
Man and Woman …
Evolution …
Life and Death …
Eternal Plan …
Only Reaction?

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Homo Quantus

Information evolution about binary to quantum, humans and robots, driven by big data, quantum nature remains the unfathomable mystery of life …

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Misericordia

The sculpture “Misericordia” represents our brains and protective hands over purgatory as an expression of the world fire. Perhaps – speaking to Lev Kopelev – we have to open ourselves more to charity and mercy, the longing for brotherhood and less to the ego greed, to save the unacceptable world …

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Pegasos

Winged divine stallion of the ancient world …
Symbol of poetry art …
Symbol of free thought and imagination …

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The Golden One

Unimaginable gravitational forces suck all matter as information into black holes of the galaxies, concentrate in singularity, in order to be ejected again in portions (end and beginning at the same time) …

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The Three

Number of power …
Number of gods …
Number of imbalances …
Number of decision …

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