E n g l i s h t e x t :
Cony Welcker – Sculptures and More
I`ve been told that my sculptures are very different and maybe the viewer is surching the red line in my whole work. It´s easy if you look from inside your heart.
Some pieces are totally figurative and I worked only with the form and the stone, for example ("Die Liebenden"; "Selbstportrait"). These are works from the beginning of my art work. In 1988-91 I made an education in a shop that sells gravestones. I learned much about technics and stones, what is the base of my whole work. After this education and receiving the master I startet my own way and made
the first free sculptures ("Augentier"; "2 liebe Esel mit kleinen Ohren").
After a few years and within the experience of the first exhibitions and the communication with the viewers I growed inside and developed more and more my own kind of art. I began more to play with the stone and the art work, wich is arising. The final work should not only be a figurative handwork but a kind of individual inner copy. I discovered the color in the different stones and realized, that the color is a important part of my complete sculpture.
I wanted more and more to feel the sculpture and the soul of it, and if my art is a mirror image of my soul, I wanted to see that image
clearer and clearer. For example the pearl in the eye of the most younger sculptures is a result of this search. Without this pearls or
glass marbles there is to less feeling or life inside for my opinion.
I don´t like living only at the surface, only constructed, only rational. I need it to feel all spaces of being and maybe I was given the power of finding a way to make it visible for the world.
I use for this kind of sculptures in last time mainly portuguese limestone, because that special stones have different colores and it´s a nice way to work with them. I don´t like very hard stones like granite, maybe I´m not so hard inside and more soft .
I get to know the portuguese limestones while my plenty visits in Portugal, wich is meanwhile a second home for me. To spend time at the Algarve brings me more to my inner sources. At the beaches I find interesting, exciting and curios things (for example the doll legs of the „Wumbaba“), that I use to put into some sculptures to make them complete. Also the wood from the beach I like to use for individual pedestals.
Sometimes I go on with this kind of game (play) in experiments and put only things together, wich I found somewhere, maybe at the beach or on the street and use a piece of wood as base from the ocean or the river Rhein, where I live here in Germany.
The game, the play, the search for my inner child is the source of my work combinated with the background of my technic knowhow.