The Red Scarf

The Red Scarf was inspired by many books, but greatly

enriched by the book UNTOUCHED by Mariana

Caplan.

The question is - what are we becoming?

Where is our society leading us to?

Maria was a woman of Flesh & Blood, is an ode to what

we have as potential - what lies truly in our souls.

I do not believe that the average human being is created

to be violent or anti-social.

I believe that our society creates the "monster".

Our whole system does not aim for social integration

any longer. When we read a book like Jean Liedloff's

CONTINUUM CONCEPT, we can see the difference

between typical Western society, and the way God

meant for us to live in harmony.

I have seen and experienced several kinds of abuse such

as sexism, racism, family violence, substance abuse, etc,

and after studying various stituations, I think and feel,

that the problem stems from one major source - the

lack of society to respect the individual and its

desperate need for a strong loving, bonding family

system

The problems will get worse, if we do not stop and

listen to our needs for genuine love. The strong need for

genuine love, most people try and substitute with

materialism, alcoholism and abuse towards others. We

need a society, which values life, realizes its greatness,

and actually tries to do something as a joint venture, to

obtain spiritual sustainability!

Starting with "love schools", there are many, many

Souls who need to realize that love is the only answer . .

so many Souls do not love themselves, and are thus

unable to appreciate the value of their essence!

The Red Scar(f) is symbolic of the warning colour red . .

. but the word SCAR if also so beautifully hidden in it…

It is obvious that we are moving into dangerous times

now - the less we love ourselves, the more loveless our

society will become.

It is time for a Sustainable Family culture!
Maria was a Woman of Flesh & Blood 1998 Australia, Renovated in Germany 2017 Acrylic on Canvas, App. 110 x 137cms 7000 Euro The mother of God was HUman!! It means to me that we all have the potential to grow into GREAT beings in this lifetime! It means to me that we all have great potentail, that we ALL have what it takes to advance on the path to Love and Universal understanding. …but think a little further.. think of what you, as a woman, can give the child you are bearing in your body! I am convinced, that the manner in HOW your LOVE your parents, your Family-Love-Culture, becomes the Culture in which you are connected to Source/God. If it is a gentle, loving, kind, spiritually sustainable CONSCIOUS culture, you will have an amazing connection to the DIVINE: IF NOT? You will remain searching for something to  „fill you“ German language has a word for addcition: Sucht. It can also mean „suche“ - search.
What is a Man? Germany 1999, Acrylic on Canvas App. 90 x 140cms 5800 Euro The pose is challenging, and yet,  the body is vulnerable. In South Africa, a woman or a child was raped EVERY 28 seconds!! The respect for women worldwide, needs to be redefined… You can judge a „civilisation“, by how it treats its Women, Children & Nature/ Environment What is YOUR perception of "manliness"?
My Body is Me Germany 1999, Acrylic on Canvas App. 76 x 90cm "ANTI-MEDIA" Pose: Not thin, not anorexic! Soft, gentle & curvacious! An "ANTI-MEDIA" pose, revealing the most vulnerable and beautiful part of a woman's body: her belly and chest - the MOST sacred part - the giver and nurturer of Life. In the Earth Culture before Abrahamic religions, women who were portrayed as skinny, were seen as symbols of Death… Women portrayed with fuller curves, were symbols of Earth‘s abundance and fertility.
What is Love? 2000 South Africa & Germany, Acrylic on Canvas, App. 100 x 120cm A couple terrified of the "mistake" of intimacy. . . making a mistake in their natural inclinations and if they do, would they still be accepted, would they still be good enough to love? Shows the akwardness of society's perceptions on love making . . . our UNBELIEVABLE fear of getting intimate, for it would show our Souls and who we are, and destroy our walls for a second or more….
Think of Shame 2000 South Africa & Germany, Acrylic on Canvas, App.: 47 x 90cms 2700 Euro The girl trusts her „uncle...“ He lives in in his own sad, selfish, lonely cocoon. He sees her as a woman. His ego refuses to ackowledge respect or her Sacred Trust she places in him. After the abuse of Faith and temple, she believes it to be her fault
ALL Women are made the SAME way... South Africa & Germany 2000, Renovated 2017 Acrylic on Canvas , App. 94 x 100cms 7000Euro They are, aren't they?
Mother's Body Germany 1999, Renovated 2017 Acrylic on Canvas App. 90 x 135cm 8500 Euros Painting this I thought of how wonderfully M. Caplan described the woman's body, how it needs to be stroked and loved so that it & its spirit can flourish! The Red Scarf in all the paintings: The Red Scarf if a metaphor for our scars… The scarf is sometimes used to hide our feelings, our vulnerabilities, our instincts, our passions, our TRUE NATURE and our Souls, which automatically die when we disregard the wisdom of the human body!
An Ode to the Grand-Mother Germany 2018, Acrylic on Canvas , App. 98 x 128cm Briefly exhibited here, i have decided to rather FIRST translate its meaning, before I publicly exhibit her… By doing so, I have discovered that hearing & listening to these amazing „translations“, i.e. Life Stories, Inspirations & Memories, my Ode has become so MUCH more! Our „cultures“ would never have evolved without these amazing individuals!
An Ode to GrandMother Earth Germany 2018, Acrylic on Canvas , App. 98 x 128cm 7000Euros What would we be without her…? We have lost so MUCH touch with her, and ourselves…
Sacred Grail Germany 2021 Oil on old wood boards, App. 80 x 134cm 3000Euros The symbol of the skull… The symbols of the sacred energies The Apple for Consciousness Leaves for shame Ancient fruits The Rose of Sharon The wildness of Nature The Sacredness of Trees and the crucifixion of Nature
25. & 26. SEPTEMBER 2021,  30(+1) JAHRE Kunstraum Neureut  Mitgliederausstellung Lammsaal Neureut,  Neureuter Hauptstraße 145    76149 Karlsruhe  www.kunstraum-neureut.de