Artist Ralf Witthaus ‘digs’ with STIHL brushcutters of wages to Auckland Waiblingen, 13 September 2012 – what place you reach, if one digs deeper through the Earth? The artist Ralf Witthaus deals with this question. His new art project the lawn show international 2012 the borehole after New Zealand pierced”he and his team from September to October 2012 the world. With oversized lawn mower drawings he proposes an artistic bridge between two geographically opposite places by drawing a mirror image of the one on the other side of the world in the landscape. For his project he wages in East Westphalia chose his hometown and found the perceived counterpart in the New Zealand city of Auckland. The mowing at the start of the art project start on September 18, 2012 in wages. The official opening will take place on September 23, 2012 at 11:30 in the yard Broer. Early October Ralf Witthaus travels to New Zealand, where he the Court where Imitates the Botanical Garden of Auckland. Both works of art include each 7,000 square metres with a diameter of 92 meters each.
The lawn show international 2012 the borehole after New Zealand will in advance of the exhibition land OWL3 “of the Museum Marta Herford instead, starting in the summer of 2013. Also helmets and goggles in addition to now become the distinguishing black suits and white shirts are among the team equipment. To achieve his lawn mower drawings, Witthaus required but especially devices that meet the high technical demands of his project. As a drawing tool he used the powerful STIHL brush cutter FS 130, with which he supported the grass up on the SCAR and generates so graphic shapes and motifs. We are pleased to support Ralf Witthaus in his project. It’s impressive, as he works to everyday work tools such as motor scythes to art tools and merges with them,”says Lars Klein, speaker for sponsorship at STIHL. For more information, see. Artist portrait of Ralf Witthaus Ralf Witthaus was born 1973 in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, grew up in wages (East Germany) and now lives in Cologne.
Already during his studies, he realized his first drawings of the lawn mower. In addition to numerous exhibitions in Germany, works by Ralf Witthaus in Norway, Belgium, France and the Netherlands were to see. Germany long known was the artist 2010 federal turf show”in Cologne. Company profile the STIHL Gruppe STIHL develops, manufactures and sells motor-driven devices for forestry and landscape conservation as well as the construction industry. The product range is supplemented by the garden range of VIKING. Products are sold through service giving retailers generally 32 of its own sales and marketing companies, more than 120 importers with around 40,000 retailers in over 160 countries. STIHL is the best selling brand of chain saw worldwide since 1971. The company was founded in 1926 and has its Headquarters in Waiblingen near Stuttgart. STIHL achieved a turnover of 2.62 billion euros 2011 12.026 employees worldwide.