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These two pieces are from 1990, 29 years ago!

Around 1987/88 I did – instead of going to the military and doing my military service – my civilian service. I worked nearly two years in an old people’s home and all of a sudden I was confronted with people I never saw before, old, very old, ill, dement – it was just such a new and also a bit scary world for me. Suddenly I was responsible for these people. I needed around 3 weeks and then I started to love this job. These people were just incredible, weird and wonderful characters. I am so thankful that I had the chance to come across these wonderful old people. One of them was Oma Glowaki, a tiny tiny little lady with short grey hair and very thick glasses. She reminded me so much of a mole. And grandma Glowaki just loved to tell stories about her past. She never stopped. And though she was a bit dement, she did it in such an impressive way.

When I started to study after the civilian service I did a series of sketchings of my most loved characters. Here you see two drawings with watercolors of grandma Glowaki.

The portrait is ca. 32×43 cm and is purchasable for 150 € and the portrait with the hand is ca. 57×42 cm and it would cost 190 €.

Have a great day! – Stephan

 

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