Little Heroes

Oil on canvas, various sizes and formats, from 2014, work in progress

The inspiration for this series came in a bakery in my neighbourhood: the shop assistant put my croissant in a paper bag. Just outside the shop I unpacked it and started to eat it. The bag served its purpose for only a few seconds, then it had fulfilled its destiny.
Despite being very brief, these bags have a kind of life. They are planned, created, fabricated, transported. Material, energy and creativity are involved – the work of humans and of machines.
My portraits are a little paean of praise to these scarcely valued heroes. May they live long!

Litte heroes is part of a larger project about too little acknokwledged phenomena in our culture.

Croissant, Zürich Wipkingen, 08.10.2013

Croissant, Zürich Wipkingen, 08.10.2013

Käsekuchen, Zürich Wipkingen, 16.06.2014

Käsekuchen, Zürich Wipkingen, 16.06.2014

Berliner, Zürich Höngg, 23.10.2013

Berliner, Zürich Höngg, 23.10.2013

Crossant, Zürich Hardbrücke, 27.10.2013

Crossant, Zürich Hardbrücke, 27.10.2013

Postkarten, Weil am Rhein, 18.09.2013

Postkarten, Weil am Rhein, 18.09.2013

Postkarten, Basel, 09.2013

Postkarten, Basel, 09.2013



Triple Chocolate Cookie, Uster, 09.12.2013

Triple Chocolate Cookie, Uster, 09.12.2013

Blueberry Muffin, Zürich Wipkingen, 25.06.2014

Blueberry Muffin, Zürich Wipkingen, 25.06.2014