Aspects of Black 2020
A moving perspective by Dorothea Stockmar and her husband Axel Stockmar
Aspects of black: to love (or not to love) black
Manchester Cathedral is hosting Aspects of Black on their website here:
Sign of Hope
“Faith, and that of others is all we have“
As individuals, each one of us is unique – and accordingly, so are our strategies coping withcrisis. From time to time we may discover solace in a piece of art.
What touches me most with the art of Philip Wharton is the fact that it is representing an unbelievable amount of hope. Hope which wants to be explored especially during times like this when our every-day-life seams to fall out of control. While some people feel displaced and unconnected to this world Philip finds help in expressing through art. The Artist makes us discover Minerva (Menrefa) an Etruscan goddess related to wisdom and arts and whose name comes from the Latin word manas, consciousness, or mens.
While going with the flow Philip’s art breaks through the level of consciousness revealing trust and hope. “Having faith,” Philip mentioned, “isn’t always 24CT gold sunlight. Faith, and that of others is all we have. “
When I asked Philip what hope does mean to him, in terms such as colour, shape and sound I felt positively enlightened by what he did say:
If hope had a colour, it would be white. The colour of an artwork by myself, entitled “Night Owl”.
If hope could be touched, it would be the raw material of my art permitting myself to be happy as it was wished for me.
If hope had a shape, it would be my latest work.
If hope had a smell, it would be that of freshly cut grass and fresh air.
If hope had a sound, it would be the sound of rustling leaves on a hot summer’s evening.
If hope could move, it would be laid back and have loads of time.
If hope could have a temperature, it would be a relaxing warm soak in the bath.
Hope is the light around darkness waiting. If there is a Rosetta Stone as such to all this, it was my artwork, as it knew where I was when I didn’t.
Philip Wharton wrote ‘Hi Dorothea, It’s amazing how we are so far apart. Different cultures yet our humanity bridges any and all boundaries. This is hope. Our work is a bridge of hope. Me at one end. You at the other. And we meets in the middle.’
“The Wheel of Mourning / From Grief to Relief” by Dorothea Stockmar
ISBN 978-3-940781-76-5 edition bodoni (2016)
Further link to the mp4 Version of:
“From Symbols of Grief to Symbols of Hope”
Staff at The International School Hannover Region, Hannover, Germany welcoming one of Yoko Ono's 4.000 hand-engraved bell for peace from the MIF2019 to its new home. This was kindly gifted by Dorothea and
Lyrics: A. + D. Stockmar
Music: Luci van Org + Hauke Scholten
Lyrics: Dorothea Stockmar
Music: Luci van Org
"Reifen Sie schon oder altern Sie noch?"
Wer greift begreift- Bildhafte Worte klingende Saiten
Ach diese Menschen – Ansichten eines Hundes
Exciting new works from Dorothea Stockmar 2019
“BINDEGEWEBE” (CONNECTIVE FABRIC) in Celle, May 2019
Dorothea Stockmar – What does the fabric connect? Mixed media on canvas, 80x60 cm, 2019
Immersed in colours and shapes
What appeared temporally and spatially separated.
Dorothea Stockmar – Is there any problem? Mixed media on canvas, 40x40 cm, 2019
Dorothea Stockmar - Matrix, Mixed media on leather skin, 32x28 cm, 2018
Dorothea Stockmar – obviously, mixed media on canvas, 100x70 cm, 2019
And here you may see the trailer of the Perfect Black (Das perfekte Schwarz) with English subtitles:
German writer and painter living in Celle and Berlin
Death and grief counsellor focusing on symbolic-creative impulses for healing grief
• Trained in the field of Art Therapy
• Many years of experience in the hospice
• iIternship at a Buddhist hospice in Japan
• Seminars on subjects such as: “When Symbols
of Grief turn into Symbols of Hope”, “The
Wheel of Mourning – From Grief to Relief”
• Processed personal grief after youngest
child’s sudden death by painting and writing:
“Like a wave from another shore – After-
Death Communication between Art and
Psychotherapy” (co-author: J. Grodhues)
• Since 2005 exhibitions and mixed media
installations in Germany and Great Britain
in churches, monasteries, galleries, offices,
public spaces, titles such as:
• “Art here too”, “Art comes, Art goes – Art
connects”, “And the Sky was blue”,
“Great wide World inside”, “In another Light”,
“Along the Way”
• Documentation of exhibitions under
“Paintings in motion 1 + 2”