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Sunday March 20, 2022 – Painting and a five years old boy

I’ve decided to always take Sundays off or at least do what I enjoy a lot at the moment, namely painting. I find, as many people say, that painting is very relaxing and that you quickly forget everything around you. A very pleasant Sunday activity. What comes out is interesting. It puzzles me and I have something to analyze. And, as I said, maybe that will bring me something for my sculptures.


Then I had a special moment at the cemetery today. I always go for a walk or bike ride on Sunday mornings, weather permitting. And today, at the end of my tour, I walked across the cemetery. There was always a grave of a little boy who just turned five years old. He was born in 1973, I was born in 71 and he died in 78. And I think I noticed at the time that he was run over by a truck in Altengroden, where I grew up. In any case, this grave was at the entrance to the cemetery and I always passed it. I always stopped there. What would have become of him later? Maybe he was like me. What happened to the mother? Although I didn’t know the boy, he somehow reminds me of myself. In moments like this you know how lucky you have been and what a great life you’ve been allowed to have.

This grave, it was there a week ago, has now been removed. You could still make out the outlines. When I left there, I turned around a few more times. I thought, okay, that was the last time. The boy was 5 and now he is finally forgotten. The exact dates will slowly disappear. Maybe there is no other family. Maybe there is a family but they don’t have any relation to the boy.

Somehow a piece of me went today too. Maybe just a remnant from childhood, because my mother used to always stand with me at the grave.

Friday 18 March, 2022 – Afraid of color

I dared to paint again. I have my problems with color. I have respect for color and its use. But the best way to overcome fears is to deal with the topic. And that’s why I painted a bit today and yesterday.

I think you can express a lot with color. You can highlight a lot with it and you can screw up a lot with it. I think color, well that’s my opinion now, should be used with respect.

The picture I just painted is an interesting learning object. I started with a lot of curved lines, which I really like. I like the organic, but I also like the contrast and that’s why I included straight lines as well. I don’t know exactly how to process this. At the moment I think straight lines are emotionless and curved lines or organic lines are more emotional.

My attempts at painting could perhaps also have a positive effect on my sculptures, which I also paint on. But also vice versa, I think that painting and the knowledge gained from it have a positive impact on my sculptures.

Sunday March 13, 2022 – Mysterious opening

Today I did a few little things in between. I continued to work on Lori, then I continued on a sculpture I had started and I also started a new wire sculpture.

But what was interesting today, I was busy with the wire sculpture with the embedded air vent. And although the sculpture is actually not finished yet, the object is very exciting for me. You can open and close the ventilation nozzle and you can determine the direction of the air flow. And if you now open this ventilation, you look through the sculpture, so to speak. It’s actually nothing spectacular, but I find it totally fascinating. I don’t know why, but when you look through it, what’s behind seems different. It now has a different frame of reference. The whole thing has something, well, maybe mysterious. I’ll definitely look into this further, so maybe it’ll be an extra project.

Friday March 11, 2022 – Meganismic Color Shells

Today I only did little things. Because first of all I had to work, of course, and then I visited a friend this afternoon and by then the day was almost over. Nevertheless I continued to tinker a bit on Lori. And then I had to finish a small sculpture. A cast stone sculpture. I had already cast the sculpture and now only had to paint it. It will be sent to the USA on Monday.


And then I dealt with my titles and texts again. And now I have at least found an overall name for the current work, so to speak for the series. The name is “Meganismic Color Shells”. Because the works are organic sculptures, but they always have a mechanical part, something that seems to have been made by human hands. It’s about the combination of mechanism and organism. And in this series I’m mainly concerned with the colors and the color combination.

Monday March 7, 2022 – Sticky mass, Lori and lots of bills

Today I went shopping and after shopping I always sit down in the café at Denns for half an hour. I always find it very inspiring to sit there and watch the people. That’s where I always get the best ideas. For example, censorship accumulates somewhere like a sticky mass and then blocks the processes. I like the idea.


Otherwise, I mostly did small stuff. I tinkered a bit more with Lori and painted some parts with acrylic paint. Then I continued to work on the control electronics for Last Wood. I still have a lot of wiring to do and that always slows me down.


In the evening I dealt with my bills. That’s always quite annoying, but it has to be done and there are worse things. But then you can see that there is quite a lot of money going into my art. Making art is not cheap. I have to pay quite a bit in advance, but hopefully it will pay off at some point.

Sunday March 6, 2022 – I can’t stop making art

Today, for the first time in months, I managed to take half a day off. The sun was shining and I rode my bike and occasionally went for a walk. My thoughts didn’t revolve around art. I think I didn’t think anything at times, at least I can’t remember.

In the late afternoon, however, I became weak. I had to tinker something. I’ve started a new wire sculpture. And that’s the first time I’ve incorporated a finished part. In this case a ventilation unit from a car. I fiddled around with it for quite a long time because I wasn’t so sure about the overall shape. In the end, however, I realized that I had to approach the basic form of the ventilation object in order to create a certain unity. Then I covered the whole thing with Powertex.
Tomorrow I’ll paint it again with Powertex and strengthen it further and then I’ll think about the colors. I’m not really sure about the end result. As I said, I’m experimenting a bit. I try to create a connection between the prefab and the organic. I find this combination of mechanisms and organisms very interesting.

Saturday March 5, 2022 – Another pedestal and a fish named Lori

Today I finished another gallery pedestal . The appearance of the pedestals is getting better and better. I still sand down the pedestals first, but then I also fill in any cracks. Then sand again and then paint twice. Finished.


Later I got involved with Lori. Lori is an oil removal fish or type of fish. Lori is relatively dark because he comes into contact with oil, but has a very organic overall appearance (with technical enhancements to the body).


Lori is also equipped with lighting because originally the main body was supposed to be a lamp. But, as is so often the case, I have made a change of course.
A high power LED is installed in the front part and I have embedded an LED strip in the rear part. The whole thing is controlled by an ESP32 micro-controller. And that’s exactly what I’ve been dealing with today. I have connected the micro-controller and the LEDs and the power supply. Then I installed the whole thing, tested it and glued and covered it with Pattex (my current favorite putty). Now the whole thing has to dry.


Originally I wanted to put Lori on a small pedestal, but I noticed that when he’s lying down, he looks completely different. Lying down, Lori comes across a bit like a seal, a helpless animal or a little baby. A baby who has to do heavy, dirty and hazardous work on our behalf, on behalf of the people.

Liberation 1 - Stone controlled light - Weibach2

Liberation 1 – Mixed Media Table Lamp (Stone Controlled Light)

Liberation 1 is stone controlled LED light. With a specific made stone you can dim the light as well as change the color temperature from cold white to warm white. Inside is an Arduino Nano to get the magic work.

Height / Höhe: 25 cm
Width / Breite: 23 cm
Depth / Tiefe: 23 cm

Material: Plexiglas, concrete, paper, wire, Arduino Nano, LED / Plexiglas, Beton, Papier, Draht, Arduino Nano, LED

 

Liberation 1 ist ein per Stein kontrollierbares LED Licht. Mit einem speziellen Stein kann man sowohl die Helligkeit als auch die Lichttemperatur der Lampe, von Kaltweiß zu Warmweiß, verändern. Technisch möglich macht dies ein Arduino Nano Microcontroller.

Name Sign Sculpture / Namesschild Skulptur - Weibach2 - Oliver Neumann

Object 181019 – Name Sign Sculpture / Namensschild Skulptur

Height / Höhe: 160 cm
Width / Breite: 55 cm
Depth / Tiefe: 12 cm
Weight / Gewicht: roughly 50 kg

Material: Glass fiber concrete, Jackoboard, adhesive mortar, pigments, water glass (sodium silicate), dual color plexiglas, LED technology
Glasfaserbeton, Jackoboard, Klebemörtel, Pigmente, Wasserglas, Dual Color Plexiglas, LED Technologie

  Commission / Auftragsarbeit  

Concrete Surface 2 - Beton-Struktur 2 - Weibach2

Concrete Surface 2 / Beton-Struktur 2

Height / Höhe: 60 cm
Width / Breite: 40cm
Depth / Tiefe: 2 cm
Weight / Gewicht: 1,9 kg
Material: Jackoboard, adhesive mortar, pigments, steel wool, water glass (sodium silicate) / Jackoboard, Klebemörtel, Pigmente, Stahlwolle, Wasserglas


Construction:

  • Adhesive mortar (about 0.5 cm thick) on a Jackoboard (construction board made of water-repellent, heat-insulating XPS material).
  • Surface design with spatula and brush.
  • Portland cement applied with steel wool in the middle.
  • Several sanding passes.


Color design:

Water glass (mixed with concrete pigments) applied with a rag.


Remarks:

This object is unique. Dimensions and weight are approximate.

Aufbau:

  • Klebenmörtel (ca. 0,5 cm dick) auf Jackoboard (Bauplatte aus wasserabweisendem, wärmedämmendem XPS-Material).
  • Oberflächengestaltung mit Spachtel und Pinsel.
  • Portlandzement mit Stahlwolle mittig aufgetragen.
  • Mehrere Schleifdurchgänge.


Farbliche Gestaltung:

Wasserglas (mit Beton-Pigmenten versetzt) mit einem Lappen aufgetragen.


Bemerkungen:

Es handelt sich bei diesem Objekt um ein Unikat.
Angaben zu Abmessungen und Gewicht sind ungefähre Angaben.

 

Concrete Surface 1 - Beton-Struktur 1 - Weibach2

Concrete Surface 1 / Beton-Struktur 1

Height / Höhe: 59,5 cm
Width / Breite: 42,5 cm
Depth / Tiefe: 2 cm
Weight / Gewicht: 1,5 kg
Material: Jackoboard, adhesive mortar, acid stain, pigments, water glass (sodium silicate) / Jackoboard, Klebemörtel, Betonbeize, Pigmente, Wasserglas

Buy on Etsy / Auf Etsy kaufen

The support body of this object is made of Jackoboard (building board made of water-repellent, heat-insulating XPS material). This was covered with a special adhesive mortar, about 0.5 cm thick. The mortar was then sculpted with spatula and brush. After the adhesive mortar had dried, it was colored with concrete pigments and water glass (sodium silicate) paint. In between, the sharp edges of the surface structure were partially sanded to restore their original color. Finally, beige-brown acid stain was applied.

The materials used are weather resistant and frost resistant according to the manufacturer. This concrete object can therefore be hung or placed outdoors.

This object is unique.
Dimensions and weight are approximate.

Auf ein ca. 42 x 60 cm großes Jackoboard (Bauplatte aus wasserabweisendem, wärmedämmendem XPS-Material) wurde ein spezieller Klebemörtel, ca. 0,5 cm dick, aufgetragen. Der Mörtel wurde anschließend mit Spachtel und Pinsel gestaltet. Nach dem Trocknen des Klebemörtels wurde dieser mit Farbe aus Beton-Pigmenten und Wasserglas farblich gestaltet. Zwischendurch wurden die scharfen Kanten der Oberflächenstruktur teilweise abgeschliffen um ihre ursprüngliche Farbe wieder zum Vorschein zu bringen. Zum Schluß wurde stellenweise eine beige-braune Beton-Beize aufgetragen.

Die verwendeten Materialien sind laut Hersteller witterungsbeständig und frostfest. Das Beton-Bild kann also auch im Freien aufgehängt bzw. aufgestellt werden.

Es handelt sich bei diesem Objekt um ein Unikat.
Angaben zu Abmessungen und Gewicht sind ungefähre Angaben.

Concrete Sculpture 2 / Beton-Plastik 2 - Weibach2

Concrete Sculpture 2 – Beton-Plastik 2

Height: 168 cm / 41 cm
Width: 45 cm / 42 cm
Depth: 28 cm / 26 cm
Weight: roughly 60 kg
Material: Glass fiber concrete, Styrofoam, rebar, adhesive mortar, pigments, acid stain, water glass (sodium silicate)

If you are interested in these two sculptures, please contact me via e-mail.

For the construction of this sculpture, a support body made of Styrofoam was made first. The Styrofoam body was then reinforced with a light rebar structure. Support body and rebar structure were then covered with a layer of glass fiber concrete about 1 cm thick. Subsequently, the glass fiber concrete was sanded. To achieve the final surface structure of the sculpture, a special adhesive mortar was applied and sculpted with spatula, brush and cling film. Subsequently different layers of colored water glass (sodium silicate) were applied. In between, the concrete sculpture was sanded again. Finally, the sculpture was treated with acid stain here and there.

According to the manufacturers of the materials used, the concrete sculpture is weather-resistant and frost-resistant. Also in terms of color, no major changes are expected.

These objects are unique.
Dimensions and weight are approximate.

Paper Pulp Lamp 1 - Weibach2 - Oliver Neumann

Paper Pulp Lamp 1 / Papier Pulpe Lampe 1

Height / Höhe: 65 cm
Width / Breite: 36 cm
Depth / Tiefe: 15 cm
Weight / Gewicht: 1,7 kg
Material: paper, wood / Papier, Holz

  SOLD – Braunschweig (Germany) 

This combination of abstract sculpture and table lamp is made of paper pulp (newsprint, wallpaper paste, wood glue). First, a support body made of polystyrene was formed. Then the electrical system was installed in this supporting body.Subsequently, the support body was coated with paper pulp and smoothed and shaped with an angle grinder. The paper pulp was then stained and painted with texture paste as well as acrylic paint. The lamp consists of two parts which were glued together. A small stone adorns the inside.

Bulb: 1W LED filament.
Mount type: E14.
Operating voltage: 220V.
Cable length from lamp to switch: 56 cm.
Cable length from switch to plug: 155 cm.
The plug is screwed and can be replaced.

This object is unique.
Dimensions and weight are approximate.

Diese Kombination aus abstrakter Plastik und Tischlampe besteht aus Papierpulpe (Zeitungspapier, Kleister, Holzleim). Zunächst wurde ein Stützkörper aus Styropor geformt und die Elektrik installiert. Anschließend wurde der Stützkörper mit Papierpulpe überzogen und mit einem Winkelschleifer (Flex) bearbeitet. Die Papierpulpe wurde dann gebeizt und mit Strukturpaste sowie Acrylfarbe versehen. Die Lampe besteht aus zwei Teilen die später miteinander verklebt wurden. Ein kleiner Stein ziert die Innenseite.

Leuchtmittel: 1W LED Filament Lampe.
Fassungsart E14.
Betriebsspannung 220V.
Kabellänge von der Lampe zum Schalter: 56 cm.
Kabellänge vom Schalter zum Stecker: 155 cm.
Der Stecker ist verschraubt und kann ausgewechselt werden.

Es handelt sich bei diesem Objekt um ein Unikat.
Angaben zu Abmessungen und Gewicht sind ungefähre Angaben.

Wood Concrete Design Object 1 / Holz Beton Design Objekt 1 / Weibach2 / Oliver Neumann

Wood Concrete Design Object 1 / Holz Beton Design Objekt 1

Height / Höhe: 32 cm
Width / Breite: 14,5 cm
Depth / Tiefe: 12 cm
Weight / Gewicht: 0,81 kg
Material: wood, concrete / Holz, Beton

  SOLD – Naples (Florida, USA)

This wood-concrete object consists mainly of Spanish cedar. It was first roughly shaped, then smoothed. The wood was brushed out with different wire brushes. The dark surface was created by staining and sanding. As a finish, Danish Oil was used. The turquoise drop as well as the base consists of concrete and were also stained, sanded and painted with acrylic paint. 

Dieses Holz-Beton Objekt besteht hauptsächlich aus spanischer Zeder. Diese wurde erst grob in Form geflext, dann glattgeschliffen. Anschließend wurde das Holz mit verschiedenen Drahtbürsten ausgebürstet. Die dunkle Oberfläche entstand durch mehrfaches Beizen und Schleifen. Als Finish wurde Danish Oil verwendet. Der türkis-farbene Tropfen besteht aus Beton und wurde ebenfalls gebeizt, geschliffen und mit Acrylfarbe stellenweise bemalt. Auch der Sockel ist aus Beton, mehrfach geschliffen, gebeizt und teilweise mit Acrylfarbe versehen.

Earth - Concrete Design Object / Beton Design Objekt / Weibach2 / Oliver Neumann

Earth – Concrete Design Object / Beton Design Objekt

Height/Höhe: 24,5 cm
Width/Breite: 18 cm
Depth/Tiefe: 12 cm
Weight/Gewicht: 2,84 kg
Material: fiberglass concrete, concrete, steel wool / Glasfaserbeton, Beton, Stahlwolle

Buy on Etsy / Auf Etsy kaufen

This concrete object leaves much room for interpretation. It is a, for me, experimental piece.  First a layer of glass fiber reinforced concrete was apllied on a support body. This was then wrapped with wire and covered with a sand-cement mix. The outer layer is made of cement and fine steel wool. In several passes, the abstract object was finally stained, sanded and polished.
The base is made of stained spruce wood and oiled twice with Danish Oil.

Dieses Objekt aus Beton lässt viel Raum für Interpretationen. Es handelt sich um ein, für mich, experiementelles Stück. Auf einen Stützkörper wurde erst eine Schicht Glasfaserbeton aufgetragen. Dieser wurde dann mit Draht umwickelt und mit einen Sand-Zement Mix abgedeckt. Die äußere Schicht besteht aus Zement und feiner Stahlwolle. In mehreren Durchgängen wurde das abstrakte Objekt schließlich gebeizt, geschliffen und poliert.
Der Sockel besteht aus gebeiztem Fichtenholz und wurde mit Danish Oil zweifach geölt.

Paper Pulp Design Object 3 / Pappmache Design Objekt 3 / Weibach2 / Oliver Neumann

Paper Pulp Design Object 3 / Pappmache Design Objekt 3

Weight/Gewicht: 1,18 kg
Height/Höhe: 32 cm
Width/Breite: 20 cm
Depth/Tiefe: 9,5 cm
Material: Paper pulp, copper / Papier, Kupfer

  SOLD – Waltham (Massachusetts, USA) 

This sculpture is made of of paper pulp (paper, wallpaper paste, glue) on a supporting body (Jackoboard). The surface was first roughly sanded and then covered with straw silk (Japanese paper). The base was then roughly sanded again. The object was stained several times and provided with a matte UV protection. A copper wire serves as a transition between base and sculpture.

Diese kleine Skulptur besteht aus Papier-Pulpe (Papier, Tapetenkleister, Holzleim) auf einem Stützkörper aus Jackoboard.  Die Oberfläche wurde zunächst grob abgeschliffen und dann mit Strohseide (Japanpapier) beklebt. Der Sockel wurde anschließend nochmals grob abgeschliffen. Das Objekt wurde mehrfach gebeizt und mit einem matten UV-Schutz versehen. Der Übergang zwischen Sockel und Skulptur wurde mit einem Ring aus Kupferdraht versehen.

Paper Pulp Design Object 2 / Pappmache Design Objekt 2 / Weibach2 / Oliver Neumann

Paper Pulp Design Object 2 / Pappmache Design Objekt 2

Weight/Gewicht: 0,91 kg
Height/Höhe: 17,5 cm
Width/Breite: 27 cm
Depth/Tiefe: 12 cm
Material: Paper pulp / Papier Pulpe

  SOLD – Waltham (Massachusetts, USA) 

This design object was made from paper pulp (paper, wallpaper paste, wood glue). The pulp was applied to a Jackoboard support body.The surface was color stained several times and then sanded. Partially acrylic paint was applied.
The inside surface has just been sanded. Subsequently, acrylic paint was applied and wrapped with cling film. After drying, the cling film was removed. This is how the inside surface structure was created.

Dieses Design Objekt wurde aus Papier-Pulpe (Papier, Tapetenkleister, Holzleim) hergestellt. Die Pulpe wurde auf eine Stützform aus Jackoboard aufgetragen. Die Oberfläche wurde mehrfach farbig gebeizt und abgeschliffen. Stellenweise wurde Acrylfarbe aufgetragen.
Die Oberfläche der Innenseite wurde gerade geschliffen. Anschließend wurde Acrylfarbe aufgetragen und mit Frischhaltefolie eingewickelt. Nach dem Trocknen wurde die Frischhaltefolie wieder entfernt. So entstand  die Oberflächenstruktur der Innenseite.

 

Paper Pulp Design Object 1 / Pappmache Design Objekt 1 / Weibach2 / Oliver Neumann

Paper Pulp Design Object 1 / Pappmache Design Objekt 1

Weight/Gewicht: 0,77 kg
Height/Höhe: 29 cm
Width/Breite: 21 cm
Depth/Tiefe: 14 cm
Material: Paper pulp, spruce / Papier Pulpe , Fichtenholz

  SOLD – Long Island City (New York, USA) 

This object was made of paper pulp (paper, wallpaper paste, wood glue) which has been applied to a support body. The surface was sanded, stained and partially painted with acrylic paint. The base is made of spruce wood. The wood was stained and oiled with Danish Oil.

Dieses Objekt besteht aus Papier-Pulpe (Papier, Tapetenkleister, Holzleim) das auf eine Stützform (Jackoboard) aufgetragen wurde. Die Oberfläche wurde angeschliffen, gebeizt und mit Acrylfarbe stellenweise bemalt. Der Sockel besteht aus Fichtenholz. Das Holz wurde gebeizt und mit Danish Oil geölt.

Concrete Design Object 2 / Beton Design Objekt 2 / Weibach2 / Oliver Neumann

Concrete Design Object 2 / Beton Design Objekt 2

Weight/Gewicht: 6,5 kg
Height/Höhe: 35 cm
Width/Breite: 26 cm
Depth/Tiefe: 13 cm
Material: Glass fiber concrete / Glasfaserbeton, Beton

  SOLD – Twin Peaks (California, USA) 

This object consists of two styrofoam support bodies that have been coated with glass fiber reinforced concrete. The outer layer consists of fine-layer mortar mixed with pigments. The two concrete parts are connected with a special concrete adhesive mortar. Finally, the outer concrete layer was stained and sanded several times. A small stone is used to hold the sculpture upright (as often in life).

Dieses Objekt besteht aus zwei Styropor-Stützkörpern die mit Glasfaserbeton beschichtet wurden. Die Aussenschicht besteht aus, mit Pigmenten vermischtem, Feinschichtmörtel. Die beiden Betonteile sind mit einem speziellen Beton-Klebemörtel verbunden. Abschließend wurde die äußere Betonschicht mehrfach gebeizt und geschliffen. Um das Ganze aufrecht zu erhalten dient ein kleiner Stein (wie so oft im Leben).

Concrete Design Object 1 / Beton Design Objekt 1 / Weibach2 / Oliver Neumann

Concrete Design Object 1 / Beton Design Objekt 1

Weight/Gewicht: 8 kg
Height/Höhe: 35,5 cm
Width/Breite: 26 cm
Depth/Tiefe: 15 cm
Material: Glass fiber concrete, fine-layer mortar, pigments / Glasfaserbeton, Feinschichtmörtel, Pigmente

  SOLD – Long Island City (New York, USA) 

This object consists of two styrofoam bodies covered with glass fiber concrete. Subsequently, a layer of fine-layer mortar mixed with colored pigments was applied.

Dieses Objekt besteht aus zwei Styroporkörpern die mit Glasfaserbeton überzogen wurden. Anschließend wurde eine Schicht Feinschichtmörtel aufgetragen. Dieser wurde zuvor mit farbigen Pigmenten vermischt.