“International Dye Garden Project” (Sevengardens)
“Dye Gardens” in Bornheim, Germany
III Maiden Tower International Art Festival (Azerbaijan)
World Artist Festival (South-Korea)
Travelling Art (Senegal)
German-chinese artist exchange (VR China)
“The symbiosis between man and nature is certainly disturbed today. The divine call “Make the earth full and be masters of it” today is unfortunately often misunderstood as an incentive to its radical exploitation. To change this is certainly one of the most important tasks of today’s political and social agenda. The prerequisite for this is the sensitization of people to this topic.
I want to contribute with my paintings. That is why nature has been my theme for many years. Its eternal cycle “becoming – being – passing away” is a fascination, which no one can escape from. For this cycle affects mankind as well. In nature, I can also reproduce everything that is important to me beyond what is said above: beauty, movement, life and freedom. I interpret this natural process of development artistically in my paintings, which captivate the viewer with a deep metaphor and thus set a deep memorial to nature. “
“The” Melody of the Trees” was always present for the artist – nature in becoming, being and passing has always been at the center of her work. Exemplary is a series of leaf frottages in ink / shellac behind glass representing the eternal cycle of life and death – a small “memento mori” as a reminder of its own transience.
To physically approach the tree, to feel its bark surface and to make it immediately visible on paper, is – it seems – a logical and consistent development of Maria Dierker’s work.
The artist lovingly embraces the trunk of the living tree in the middle of nature with Wenzhou (Chinese) rice paper and takes up the surface with ink and graphite. Respectfully she encounters the tree as a living being, senses it with all senses, investigates its signals. … And the tree answers with a song, the frottage becomes the score – the sound of life. Suddenly, notes dance over the paper and play the melody of the eternal cycle of nature. “
Dr. Barbara Hausmanns, art historian