very important personaalities.

aal is the german word for eel. so here is a little collection of eel related puns i had in my head and had to get out. kaalauer aalert!

parsifaalparsifaal in all his glory.

hannibaalhannibaal crossing the aalps on an aalephant (aua…).

HannibaalLecternot to be confused with this other hannibaal (ever tried tying down an eel?).

kaal marx, aalbert schweitzer, a roman generaal and i’m sure there was a famous adaalheid at some point in history.

a visit to the botanical garden.

my friend wiebke and i spent a sunday at the botanical garden in berlin recently. these are some of the things i saw there:

Gekritzel10finally a plant pretending to be some kind of flower between armies of cactei: strelitzia.

Gekritzel11just as i thought “this plant looks like an elephant’s foot”, i read its name. that’s exactly what it’s called…

Gekritzel14_hurray for quails! ❤ ❤ ❤

Gekritzel12i’m going to move in here. watch plants & quails 24/7. bye.

photographs become pictures become drawings.

a couple of weeks ago i was visiting the exhibition “fotografien werden bilder. die becher-klasse” at the städel museum in frankfurt. the exhibition shows photos by the first (and by now famous and acclaimed) students of bernd and hiller becher. it is a brilliant exhibition that i can only recommend (still going until august, 13th 2017).

i took a closer look at the photos i liked most by sketching them:

Gekritzel9_nach tata ronkholz: st. franziskusstr. 107 (düsseldorf), 1977/78.

Gekritzel8_nach thomas ruff: interieur 1d, 1982.

Gekritzel5_nach jörg sasse: 28246, 2000.

Gekritzel3_knach andreas gursky: teneriffa, schwimmbad, 1987.

a nice guard at the exhibition was interested in what i was doing and asked me for a look at all of my drawings when i was done. he seemed to be impressed, but not so much by the drawings but by my cheap biro: “hm… it’s hard with that pen… you can’t erase and correct things…”

giraffengeschnatter / giraffes’ gossip – now as a poster.

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a couple of weeks ago i blogged this drawing of giraffes – now you can get it as a poster for your wall!

it’s an offset print on nice uncoated recycling paper; format: din a 3 (29,7 x 42 cm). costs 12-15€ depending on shipment.

if you’re interested, send me a mail: k.frequenz(at)gmail(dot)com.