My work attempts to look into the many ways steel and stone can be translated to obtain a more
humanistic metamorphosis. Issues that concern me often center on the fragility and strength of
humankind as well as spirituality.
Since 1994, I have been working on a series of books (DAS BUCH) cut from steel. They currently number
52. They are personal interpretations of my history within a larger cultural history. These books contain
steel pages, which can be turned and read, and they are bound. The antitheses of paperbacks, these books
are constructed through a process of cutting, burning, and welding into the sheets of steel. In this manner
I am able to inscribe a universal language through form and line. The content of the books emerge from
memories: for example DAS BUCH 10 was inspired by a visit to the Berlin Wall. DAS BUCH 18 contains a
diary like entry, another one in Latin reflecting my interest in universality of language.