Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2012

A Roman Village in Lower Germany

An illustration I did for the Book "Kaiser, Senat und Volk", showing a vicus, a village along a road. Contrary to other regions the lower Rhine area doesn't have many stones. Therefor the roads mainly consisted of pebbles.

Mittwoch, 2. Mai 2012

It is very hard to estimate how a Roman City Wall on the Lower Rhine might have looked in the goodle days of Marc Aurel and his lot... A plain white, as in the partial reconstruction in the APX on the grounds of the Colonia Ulpia Traiana, or in the way they reconstructed the city wall's tower. In an environment that had little masses of huge stones, it might have made quite a show to German Barbarians. But the idea of a white wash clean wall cutting like a razor-sharp line into the grayish germanic weather might have looked quite impressing too...

These are two preliminary drawings that still don't show the red joint gap paint.

Freitag, 2. März 2012


This is the little Trevera Man as a wine merchant, a sketch for a project on reconstructing life on the lower Rhine in the times of the Roman Empire. Reconstructed from a statuette and a fresco and a discussion with historians...

Montag, 20. Februar 2012

Mill Hands

I am researching stuff from daily life in a provincial town in the ancient Roman Empire at the moment. This a visual reconstruction of a hand driven mill.

Freitag, 3. Februar 2012

Demented are Go

Though I am very busy at the moment I managed to go out and see Demented Are Go at the Soul Hell Cafe last night. They were really great and far better than I had them in mind from the mid 1990ies.

Mittwoch, 11. Januar 2012

Freitag, 6. Januar 2012

Home Office...or Studio

The New Year started and I am back to work...but decided to work at home...
The new project has got something to do with Ancient Rome.