Small Paintings of a Bigger Picture

Small Paintings of a Bigger Picture

left: Small paintings made with mixed media on lint roller-strips put in flip-albums (surface material includes patinas, dust, petals, sand, sequins, crystals, feathers, moss) on

dimensions variable (each painting 15 x 22 cm)

right: of a Bigger Picture collage (adhesive dots on paper)

Small Paintings of a Bigger Picture

Small Paintings of a Bigger Picture

installation shot inside the Hohensalzburg (Salzburg Fortress), from where Johann Michael Sattler painted his famous Sattler Panorama (1825-1829). The collage to the right of the free-standing wall connects directly to the view outside the two windows.

The Sound of Music Pavilion & Schloss Leopoldskron

The Sound of Music Pavilion & Schloss Leopoldskron

top: The Sound of Music Pavilion sand and leaves taken from the octagonal base from the garden pavilion at Hellbrunn where the iconic song Sixteen going on Seventeen was recorded for The Sound of Music (1964)

bottom: Schloss Leopoldskron (Kitchen, Library and Mirror Room) pavement splinters from the library of Max Reinhardt and sweet crumbs from parquet flooring under the buffet table in the mirror room.

Zauberflötenhäuschen

Zauberflötenhäuschen

The Zauberflötenhäuschen is a little house inside which Mozart composed his most famous opera, Die Zauberflöte.

moss taken from the Kapuzinerberg where until 1948 the so-called Magic-Flute Hut stood; the hut was transported to Salzburg from Vienna but had to be taken down for conservation purposes after suffering damage during WWII.

Small Paintings (close up: Steingasse)

Small Paintings (close up: Steingasse)

far left on wall: Steingasse is the concentration of moss taken from the façade of a house in Steingasse, one of Salzburg’s historical streets located under the Kapuzinerberg and partly parallel to the old city walls surrounding the Franziskischlössl. This house was damaged when a US army tank got stuck in between the street’s walls and tore off its top-layer, the yellowed wall-coating. This wound to the collective memory of Salzburg - a bare stone wall - is partly covered in moss today. Steingasse is the product of this wall having been cleaned.

of a Bigger Picture

of a Bigger Picture

detail view of of a Bigger Picture, after Johann Michael Sattler’s panorama painting of Salzburg completed 1829

The white dots correspond to sites visited in order to obtain dust and patina for Small Paintings. They form both a trail and trace of a performance.