What is the fate of these amazing creations? Are they bought by
collectors? If so, how do your collectors know about them? Are
some of them commissions, or do you just follow your own
predilections? Are you a pussycat when you're not making lethal
You had me ginning.
I would love to say they were commissions but the pedestrian truth
is that I just make what I like.
And none are sold.
I put them in my shop window at one stage, but all that happened was
there was a permanent crowd gathered around my window looking at them
and everybody ignored my jewellery.
I have approached galleries here in Germany, but they mutter words
like ' verruckt, bekloppt' and shake their heads and look at me with a
mixture of sympathy and concern.
It's a conundrum.
On the one hand I love making fantasy sculptures, but each one is at
least three hundred hours of work.
If I charge the rates my mechanic charges me and then 20 percent
tax, plus any commissions it is easy to see that they are not quite
going to fly off the shelves.
And on the other hand, I like making jewellery and that does put
porridge on the table.
The trick, I imagine, would be to find a gallery that does have
fantasy art and the right customer base.
Finding one has eluded me thus far.
As to the pussycat bit, marriage and moving to Europe solved that
A bit like a mixture of big mother and big brother.
My wife takes a seriously dim view of loud bangs, clouds of smoke
and projectiles flying around.
Transgressions cause me to cook my own food and indulge in other