About the Book
Over the years, while working on the art project "Circus Utopia", a traveling series of paintings on loose canvas that endure human handling and nomadic life in the tradition of the family circus and early american road shows, the artist created many small art works on the side, often with the sole purpose of delighting the children in her life.
In this volume they gather for yet another circus show, one that is not so much restricted by the formal quest to make art, but celebrates the moment, the sudden inspiration, the longing that we feel when we see children at play or remember a vintage-colored childhood that never was.
Art and children's book alike this small volume is a light hearted journey with the slight uncertainty of a dream's logic ...
The artist and author is a lawyer, and artist and a writer. She studied painting with the Belgian painter Roger Servais at the art school Etage in Berlin parallel to attending law school at the FU Berlin, acquired her law degrees and - with an artist's logic - relocated to New York City in 1997. Her work brings together the mandates of art and law by teaching and educating both fields as instruments for a self-directed, meaningful life. Her art project Circus Utopia Art Press is a cooperation with young artist from both Germany and the US to foster self-confidence and the establishment of hope for addressing environmental and humanitarian issues in a peaceful way.