Born March 1965 in a town near by Cologne in the west part of Germany, I'm now living out of Hennef, a very little town between Cologne and Bonn.
I started working with a chainsaw because we bought a house there, where we heat just with wood. And that wood has to be brought out of our own little forest next to the house.
I liked it very much to work with the logs and the saw and fell in love with the different kinds of wood.
Then in 2003 I met somebody who created Art with a chainsaw. That inspired me and seemed to be a possibility to really work with the wood instead to just cut them to pieces. And so I started to try it on my own too.
I love special pieces of wood that have different colours, branches and structure.
I love to listen what the wood tells me and see if there is something inside the pieces of wood. Since I have started to carve I have seen so many different things in the wood and learned to bring them out.
Maybe because of that I am not a very good realistic carver. I love to carve abstract women, feelings and emotions.
Since the 2006 “Huskycup”, held in Mulda / eastern Germany, I'm a member of the “Husqvarna Carving Team Germany”, sponsored by Husqvarna. I carve at national and international shows and competitions in the USA, the Netherlands and all over Germany.
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