SIMPLICITY IN DESIGN


IN SIMPLICITY WE FIND THE BEAUTY, BECAUSE THE EYE CAN REST! WHEN THE EYE IS ABLE TO REST, THE SOUL CAN REST!

KRIS SCHIRMER
2009/10/14





12/31/13

HAPPY NEW ZESTY 2014 TO YOU ALL!

LOVE AND ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES!


HAPPY NEW ZESTY 2014! 



MAY WE ALL FIND THE HEALTHIEST PATH TO WALK ON INTO OUR FUTURE.




MAY ALWAYS BE GOOD FRIENDS SURROUND US IN GOOD AS WELL AS NOT SO EASY TIMES.



MAY WE ALL BE THE ONES WHO CHANGE THE WORLD IN STARTING TO CHANGE IN AREAS WE NEED TO CHANGE.



MAY WE FEEL THE LOVE OF OTHERS AND MAY WE BE ABLE TO GIVE LOVE TO OTHERS WHO NEED IT, IN THE RIGHT MOMENT!



I LOVE YOU DEARLY, MY WISE AND WONDERFUL FRIEND!



HAPPY NEW YEAR + I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR WHAT UR WISHES ARE
 LOVE KRIS


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photo/ graphic art work by kristina schirmer

Reproduction of these images is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of the copyright holder. 

© 1999 - 2012 mr uxn design - kristina schirmer. All rights reserved.

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my website
gives you a good idea in what kind of pies i had my fingers in ... a while ago!
mr uxn design:
www.mr-uxn.com

let me know what you would like to see more of!
 

+ my photo website 
is a trip through different kind of times, themes and styles:  
i wonder what's your favourite? 

+ my photo-poem-blog
is the field where my soul expresses thoughts [words] and visual ideas [photos/paintings] in one, to empower each other. these are very personal pieces of my art.
let me know if you would like to see a photo poem calendar 2013!

 

 

thank you for your comment! ... start a discussion ... let others come to know your thoughts ... bring people together! love kris    

you will find the "comment field" just a little below the "you might also like - field"!



HAPPY NEW ZESTY 2014!

LOVE AND ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES!

HAPPY NEW ZESTY 2014! 



MAY WE ALL FIND THE HEALTHIEST PATH TO WALK ON INTO OUR FUTURE.


MAY ALWAYS BE GOOD FRIENDS SURROUND US IN GOOD AS WELL AS NOT SO EASY TIMES.

MAY WE ALL BE THE ONES WHO CHANGE THE WORLD IN STARTING TO CHANGE IN AREAS WE NEED TO CHANGE.

MAY WE FEEL THE LOVE OF OTHERS AND MAY WE BE ABLE TO GIVE LOVE TO OTHERS WHO NEED IT, IN THE RIGHT MOMENT!

I LOVE YOU DEARLY, MY WISE AND WONDERFUL FRIEND!



HAPPY NEW YEAR! XOXXOXOXX KRIS

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photo/ graphic art work by kristina schirmer


Reproduction of these images is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of the copyright holder. 

© 1999 - 2012 mr uxn design - kristina schirmer. All rights reserved.

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SEE SOME OF MY ART WORK HERE... 
+ WATCH OUT FOR NEW DESIGNS - SOON!


my website
gives you a good idea in what kind of pies i had my fingers in ... a while ago!
mr uxn design:
www.mr-uxn.com
let me know what you would like to see more of!
 

+ my photo website 
is a trip through different kind of times, themes and styles:  
i wonder what's your favourite? 



+ my photo-poem-blog
is the field where my soul expresses thoughts [words] and visual ideas [photos/paintings] in one, to empower each other. these are very personal pieces of my art.
let me know if you would like to see a photo poem calendar 2013!

 

 

thank you for your comment! ... start a discussion ... let others come to know your thoughts ... bring people together! love kris    

you will find the "comment field" just a little below the "you might also like - field"!


9/5/13

GRAPHIC ART 33

MY BRAIN = MY HOME =  MY CASTLE

by KRIS SCHIRMER

WHAT IT IS TO ME ...


WE ALL KNOW THE SAYING "OUR HOME IS OUR CASTLE" BUT WHAT IS OUR CASTLE? IS IT THE HOME WE LIVE IN?
I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT LATELY AND CAME TO ANOTHER CONCLUSION.
FOR ME, MY BRAIN IS MY CASTLE - THE PLACE WHERE OUR WHOLE EXISTENCE TAKES PLACE ... EVERYTHING WE FEEL, THINK, SEE, HEAR, TASTE IS CREATED THERE. IT'S THE HOME OF OUR SELF, THE PLAYGROUND OF ALL OUR CREATIVE DOINGS, WHICH HAPPENS THERE. IT'S JUST THE MOST AMAZING PLACE I CAN IMAGINE!
WHAT WOULD WE BE WITHOUT IT.
AND I AM SO HAPPY THAT MY CASTLE IS SO EASY TO TAKE WITH ME WHERE EVER I GO. ;)  
TOOLS, MACHINERY AND MATERIAL I WILL FIND EVERYWHERE, BUT THE CREATIVITY, I NEED TO BRING ALONG, IS HIDDEN UNDERNEATH THAT SCULL. ;)
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THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE. 
I BELIEVE IN "USE THE MATERIAL FROM THE AREA U ARE IN" or "USE WHAT YOU HAVE"
[WHY DON'T PAINT THE TREE WITH A BRANCH OF THE VERY SAME TREE, INSTEAD OF A PAINT BRUSH. ... PAINT WITH A STONE, ETC.

TO BECOME MORE CREATIVE, PEOPLE NEED TO BE MORE EXPERIMENTAL.
IT IS A SPIRAL, WHICH BECOMES WIDER AND WIDER THE MORE YOU SPREAD YOUR EXPERIMENTS. 

IT'S IN THE DOING! 
I OFTEN GET INSPIRED BY MY OWN WORK... DOES THAT SOUND ARROGANT??? LOL
HMMM CAN'T HELP IT. ...NO, WHAT I REALLY MEANT, WHILE I WORK WITH THE MATERIALS, MY BRAIN COMES UP WITH MORE VARIATIONS, SOLUTIONS, TOTALLY DIFFERENT PROJECTS. THEREFORE I HAVE A BOOK WHERE I WRITE THE IDEAS DOWN OR MAKE A QUICK SKETCH ABOUT IT, OTHERWISE I WOULD FORGET IT, UNTIL I FIND TIME TO CREATE IT. %) 

TRY IT OUT, AND TELL ME HOW IT WENT. 
OR 
LET ME KNOW HOW YOU KICK-START YOUR CREATIVITY!

LOVE
KRIS +PHELIX
 

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photo/ graphic art work by kristina schirmer

Reproduction of these images is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of the copyright holder. 

© 1999 - 2012 mr uxn design - kristina schirmer. All rights reserved.

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SEE SOME OF MY ART WORK HERE... 
+ WATCH OUT FOR NEW DESIGNS - SOON!


my website
gives you a good idea in what kind of pies i had my fingers in ... a while ago!
mr uxn design:
www.mr-uxn.com
let me know what you would like to see more of!
 

+ my photo website 
is a trip through different kind of times, themes and styles:  
i wonder what's your favourite? 



+ my photo-poem-blog
is the field where my soul expresses thoughts [words] and visual ideas [photos/paintings] in one, to empower each other. these are very personal pieces of my art.
let me know if you would like to see a photo poem calendar 2013!

 

 

thank you for your comment! ... start a discussion ... let others come to know your thoughts ... bring people together! love kris    

you will find the "comment field" just a little below the "you might also like - field"!



5/22/13

MANIFESTO OF AN ARTIST

MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ 

PERFORMANCE ARTIST

 

Born November 30, 1946 (age 66) Belgrade, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
Field Performance Art
Training Academy of Fine Arts, Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb
Movement Conceptual art
Works Rhythm Series (1973–1974)
Works with Ulay (1976–1988)
Balkan Baroque (1997) The Artist is Present (2010)





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Here is a some background information about the artists meeting taken from the original article found on Facebook and written by zengarage.com  

”Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s. When they felt the relationship was ending, they walked the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again.
At her 2010 MoMa show Marina shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened”





An Artist’s Life (Manifesto) by marina abramović


1. An artist’s conduct in his life:
  • An artist should not lie to himself or others 
  • An artist should not steal ideas from other artists 
  • An artist should not compromise for themselves or in regards to the art market 
  • An artist should not kill other human beings 
  • An artist should not make themselves into an idol 
  • An artist should not make themselves into an idol 
  • An artist should not make themselves into an idol

2. An artist’s relation to his love life:

  • An artist should avoid falling in love with another artist 
  • An artist should avoid falling in love with another artist 
  • An artist should avoid falling in love with another artist

3. An artist’s relation to the erotic:

  • An artist should develop an erotic point of view on the world 
  • An artist should be erotic 
  • An artist should be erotic 
  • An artist should be erotic

4. An artist’s relation to suffering:

  • An artist should suffer 
  • From the suffering comes the best work 
  • Suffering brings transformation 
  • Through the suffering an artist transcends their spirit 
  • Through the suffering an artist transcends their spirit 
  • Through the suffering an artist transcends their spirit

5. An artist’s relation to depression:

  • An artist should not be depressed 
  • Depression is a disease and should be cured 
  • Depression is not productive for an artist
  • Depression is not productive for an artist 
  • Depression is not productive for an artist

6. An artist’s relation to suicide:

  • Suicide is a crime against life 
  • An artist should not commit suicide 
  • An artist should not commit suicide 
  • An artist should not commit suicide

7. An artist’s relation to inspiration:

  • An artist should look deep inside themselves for inspiration 
  • The deeper they look inside themselves, the more universal they become 
  • The artist is universe 
  • The artist is universe 
  • The artist is universe

8. An artist’s relation to self-control:

  • The artist should not have self-control about his life 
  • The artist should have total self-control about his work 
  • The artist should not have self-control about his life 
  • The artist should have total self-control about his work

9. An artist’s relation with transparency:

  • The artist should give and receive at the same time 
  • Transparency means receptive 
  • Transparency means to give 
  • Transparency means to receive 
  • Transparency means receptive 
  • Transparency means to give 
  • Transparency means to receive 
  • Transparency means receptive 
  • Transparency means to give 
  • Transparency means to receive

10. An artist’s relation to symbols:

  • An artist creates his own symbols 
  • Symbols are an artist’s language 
  • The language must then be translated 
  • Sometimes it is difficult to find the key 
  • Sometimes it is difficult to find the key 
  • Sometimes it is difficult to find the key

11. An artist’s relation to silence:

  • An artist has to understand silence 
  • An artist has to create a space for silence to enter his work 
  • Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent ocean 
  • Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent ocean 
  • Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent ocean

12. An artist’s relation to solitude:

  • An artist must make time for the long periods of solitude 
  • Solitude is extremely important 
  • Away from home 
  • Away from the studio 
  • Away from family
  • Away from friends 
  • An artist should stay for long periods of time at waterfalls 
  • An artist should stay for long periods of time at exploding volcanoes 
  • An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the fast running rivers 
  • An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the horizon where the ocean and sky meet 
  • An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the stars in the night sky

13. An artist’s conduct in relation to work:

  • An artist should avoid going to the studio every day
  • An artist should not treat his work schedule as a bank employee does 
  • An artist should explore life and work only when an idea comes to him in a dream or during the day as a vision that arises as a surprise 
  • An artist should not repeat himself 
  • An artist should not overproduce 
  • An artist should avoid his own art pollution 
  • An artist should avoid his own art pollution 
  • An artist should avoid his own art pollution

14. An artist’s possessions:

  • Buddhist monks advise that it is best to have nine possessions in their life:
— 1 robe for the summer
— 1 robe for the winter
— 1 pair of shoes
— 1 begging bowl for food
— 1 mosquito net
— 1 prayer book
— 1 umbrella
— 1 mat to sleep on
— 1 pair of glasses if needed 

  • An artist should decide for himself the minimum personal possessions they should have
  • An artist should have more and more of less and less 
  • An artist should have more and more of less and less 
  • An artist should have more and more of less and less

15. A list of an artist’s friends:

  • An artist should have friends that lift their spirits 
  • An artist should have friends that lift their spirits 
  • An artist should have friends that lift their spirits

16. A list of an artist’s enemies:

  • Enemies are very important 
  • The Dalai Lama has said that it is easy to have compassion with friends but much more difficult to have compassion with enemies 
  • An artist has to learn to forgive 
  • An artist has to learn to forgive 
  • An artist has to learn to forgive

17. Different death scenarios:

  • An artist has to be aware of his own mortality 
  • For an artist, it is not only important how he lives his life but also how he dies 
  • An artist should look at the symbols of his work for the signs of different death scenarios 
  • An artist should die consciously without fear 
  • An artist should die consciously without fear 
  • An artist should die consciously without fear

18. Different funeral scenarios:

  • An artist should give instructions before the funeral so that everything is done the way he wants it 
  • The funeral is the artist’s last art piece before leaving 
  • The funeral is the artist’s last art piece before leaving 
  • The funeral is the artist’s last art piece before leaving

... AND THEN THERE WILL BE A NEW START AGAIN... http://www.marinaabramovicinstitute.org/
LOVE KRIS
photo art "my heart is on fire" by kris schirmer
Usage of this photo-material is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of the copyright holder. 


©1999 - 2013 kris schirmer. All rights reserved.



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AFTER ALL THIS SEA WATER YOU MIGHT LIKE TO DISCOVER SOME OTHER, NOT SO FLUID ;), ART ...


SEE SOME OF MY ART WORK HERE... 
+ WATCH OUT FOR NEW DESIGNS - SOON!


my website 
gives you a good idea in what kind of pies i have my fingers in ...
mr uxn design:
www.mr-uxn.com
let me know what you would like to see more of!
 

+ my photo website 
is a trip through different kind of times, themes and styles:  
i wonder what's your favourite? 

thank you for your comment! ... start a discussion ... share your thoughts ... bring people together! 

love kris   you will find the "comment field" just a little below the "you might also like - field"!

4/10/13

april reminder 2013

LIFE CAN bE SHORT



therefore:

dANCE
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lauGh
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GiGGLE
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smiLe
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TELL SOMEONE ELSE SOMEtHING sWEET

at least

ONcE A dAY!

hAPPY apriL
 loVe kriS 

u ALSO might LIKE 2 click here IN order 2 Find ...
"the reVolution stArts within" ;) 



1/14/13

"GOOD BYE CALIFORNIA - PART 3"


GOOD FRIENDS + ONE GREAT ARTIST ... THE HOLLY STEWART ... I HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET IN PERSON!
 ... after several days on the road i had a wonderful reason to look forward to arriving in KANSAS CITY, to finally meet my colour-loving artist & soul sister THE HOLLY STEWART, who is an amazing textile designer and print wizardess who i had discovered about 2 years before and always wanted to meet in person.
and here we are ... 

WE clicked immediately and had a very interesting meeting and discussion about our art work. i met her in her studio, close to the university and had the pleasure to see some of her latest work, which i share with you here.  
 

these 3-dimensional landscapes and nearly futuristic architectural models become alive by wind and light, which moves the tiny pieces and makes them reflect the light or illuminates other pieces - captivating and bewitching!   one has to see them in person! just amazing! 



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THIS is her latest work - a huge wall piece - 8 feet x 10 feet 
custom designed for a obviously wonderful patron who is a colour lover herself and admirer of holly's art work, which is not really surprising to me!

THERE IS A KIND OF DANGER AROUND HER ART WORK ;) TO BECOME ADDICTED!

this photograph give you a better idea about the size! 

 

speaking as an architect and designer myself, the wide range of adaptability in space, material and design of her work is a very appealing to me.
i can imagine countless possibilities to install similar pieces of holly's art work.

i see a huge piece of art work - similar to this - hanging free in the middle of a stairway or high foyer - hanged from a horizontally installed metal tubing housing LEDs [producing no heat!], which is cut open toward the down hanging stripes of hand-printed and hand-painted stripes of silk, and this way illuminating the art work from above.  one also could combine the piece with wind and music. is that an idea?

another alternative would be 3 very long pieces hanging separately in different heights and would be interchangeable or hanged as single pieces in different places of a house if one moves, and would not be able to have them hang together. 

i always loved changeability, not only in architecture. what was a big theme during my educational time and has influenced my whole thinking when it comes to design and art work. that is how i work myself in my interactive jewellery design.  

IN MY VISION HOLLY STEWART'S GRANDIOSE ART WORK WILL ENCHANT SPACES FROM THEATER FOYERS AND OFFICE BUILDINGS IN LONDON, PARIS NEW YORK, AND MILAN, AS WELL AS MUSEUMS IN LISBON AND DUBAI. 

AS SHE TOLD ME, SHE ALSO CREATES ART PIECES FOR PRIVATE COLLECTORS.
CONTACT:        THE HOLLY STEWART

A GREAT ARTIST AND A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING! 

holly, i wish u lots of creative energy and many wonderful patrons for 2013!
hugs
FROM ME AND PHELIX KNOPPH ;)



END OF PART 3!

... I/WE ALWAYS WILL KEEP YOU IN MY/OUR HEART, AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL MOMENTS AND MEMORIES

LOVE FROM KRIS+JAN+PHELIX KNOPPH



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photo work by kristina schirmer

Reproduction of these images is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of the copyright holder. 



© 1999 - 2012 mr uxn design - kristina schirmer. All rights reserved.


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SEE SOME OF MY OTHER WORK - if you have enough muse left! 
+ WATCH OUT FOR NEW DESIGNS - SOON!

my website 
gives you a good idea in what kind of pies i have my fingers in ...
mr uxn design:
www.mr-uxn.com
let me know what you would like to see more of!
 

+ my photo website 
is a trip through different kind of times, themes and styles:  
i wonder what's your favourite? 


+ my photo-poem-blog
is the field where my soul expresses thoughts [words] and visual ideas [photos/paintings] in one, to empower each other. these are very personal pieces of my art.
let me know if you would like to see a photo poem calendar 2013!

 

 

thank you for your comment! ... start a discussion ... let others come to know your thoughts ... bring people together! love kris   you will find the "comment field" just a little below the "you might also like - field

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