Wasseramsel / Dipper
Haller wanted to bring
the poetic charm of this bird into play as if it was an allegory of nature
viewed in context of his work. The speedy flight in straight and curved
fashion, the birds exhilarating movements and its diving below and out of
the water demanded elegance and simplicity.
He imagined that the
speedy manoeuvres must be intoxicating to the
dipper. It must be the way the
bird feels when falling from the sky in an arc, scratching and cutting the
landscape with its wing tips, bringing out its beauty in total splendour.
Like the beauty of the bird itself and
its elegance, so are Haller’s images in and on paper!
The sweeps and circles cut into the white board, the curvy lines
created by the linoleum prints, they are very direct, very poetic!
The images are
clear, exact and considered
.copyright ©2010 peter haller