As an artist and specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy there is probably nothing more natural than to express artistically, what I have encountered in my psychiatric and psychotherapeutic work, what touches me, what concerns me.
In professional circles the "youth of today" is called "Generation Nintendo", as they grow up very differently than adults of today, which means their parents, did. They have already been confronted with information and communication technology during their childhood which makes them the first generation that experienced the information age throughout. People of this age group consider dealing with computers, Internet and phone as a matter of course.
This "Generation Nintendo" is therefore confronted with a very different reality, quite different requirements and social structures than their parents ever were. This has “positive aspects” such as the "facebook - revolutions", faster exchange of knowledge, etc. but can also lead to affluent neglect, loneliness, social incompetence, increased hyperactivity and aggressiveness, etc.
These issues, as well as bullying, abuse, eating disorders and much more complications which we encounter in our everyday lives are taken up by me and thus find their way into the world of bronze sculptures.
The exhibition is touring as part of a traveling exhibition around the world. Start of the tour was Klagenfurt in May of 2010. The exhibition then emigrated to Basel, New York, Ulm and Essen.
The aim is to draw attention to the conditions and grievances of affected children and adolescents. To sensitize parents, relatives, neighbors, friends , teachers, society, the politicians, decision-makers, to open their eyes and ears and their mouth and stand up for the children. To make a contribution for you.
Regarding the therapeutic background, I refer to the text "The Therapeutic Background of my Sculptures", which you can find in the chapter “About my Sculptures and Me".