to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Jun 12, 2009

Daniel Schwarz - Fire & Iron

On the Autobahn from Zürich to Basel we suddenly decide to leave the highway and take the smaller roads in the countryside. It seemed more than just coincidence that we decided to do so just at that point.
The first village we reach has large steel sculptures alongside the road, we definitely had to stop to see where these came from.

Signs lead towards a house and large studio hidden in the green hills.

We go and see where the loud noise of working tools come from.

The artist and artisan at work is Daniel Schwarz

- explaining how he shapes the iron on a beautiful worn out log -

- showing us his impressive works made in various techniques in the studio, garden and exhibition area.

He makes custom build works together with garden designers

Gets inspiration from various artists like Giacometti ...

... Dali ... and others

- work in progress, the painting is the first part of a triptych -

Currently participating in Skulptura 2009 - Kunstort Glarnerland - Switserland


hildA said...

Dedicated to Wim (Canary Islands - Spain) and Josje (Netherlands) both keen welding artists, for their lovely comments and kind friendship.

wim said...

Knowledge of the world demands more than seeing the world ...
One must know what to look for in foreign countries.
(Immanuel Kant)
And that's what you always do.
Toodeloo, Wim