Saturday, February 28, 2009


For 3,000 years, the swastika meant life and good luck. But because of the Nazis, it has also taken on a meaning of death and hate.
These conflicting meanings are causing problems in today's society. For Buddhists and Hindus, the swastika is a very religious symbol that is commonly used.
Unfortunately, the Nazis were so effective at their use of the swastika emblem, that many do not even know any other meaning for the swastika, and in Germany it is now outlawed.
Can there be two completely opposite meanings for one symbol?

I say no. Even the Nazis used the symbol for good luck in their struggle and the fact that their struggle was hateful does not change the meaning of the symbol.

That's why I want to rehabilitate it in the Western iconography by using it in a way that cannot be mistaken.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


These are the last from my six weeks at John Brown's studio, the blue was a second time in the kiln and the others in the display of the week.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


The ceramic adventure goes on, I actually sold my first bowl yesterday! (Thank you, you know who you are!) Now I'm back in school in the hand building class. It's socially satisfying but I don't have much time to do my own things, so I try to get the best out of the assignments.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


I took this picture in the dark and changed the exposure afteward, and it made the mood closer to the original than the one taken with flash.

Friday, February 20, 2009


These are my two last paintings. The lower one, the newest, is called 'Nigth falls in the 6th dimension'

and here are some stoneware from the latest firing:

The blue lotus, but the blue is hardly visible:

Sunday, February 15, 2009


It's good to paint when it's raining, and this Sunday it has been coming down all day. So, I'm back to the watercolors and here is the result.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Click to enlarge.

My six weeks of working at the ceramics studio every day has payed off. The last batch was very satisfying. Several things came out better than expected and it's usually the other way around: bad surprises. I'm also more in command when I throw on the wheel; today I made four bowls without any mishaps.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009


This is not really part of the series but 12 is too important a number not to be celebrated.