Meerehre means Ocean Honor

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Californian Sealion 1995 49 x 34 cm

Drawings by Angelika Maertterer

The Ocean has no Voice

  • Every line I draw, shows my respect for the ocean and its inhabitants! When the discussion of climate change started, during my design studies, my heart remembered my second passion, marine biology. I couldn’t accept the thought, our children would have a future without sealife! An Ocean without life: A wet Desert for me!
  • Even l studied jewelry design until 1989, l decided to show my respect for nature, especially the ocean, in doing art! First big objects, that needed a lot of material. To much colour, to much material for a naturelove!
  • I reduced my workingmaterials: paper and pen! l started with the Serie Respekt, setting seals, oceansouls, surrounded by the tiny sealife, corals, shells and seaweed,in the focus.

    Series

I started with the Series Respect, setting Seals, surrounded by the tiny sealife: corals, shells and seaweed in the focus. Sealions, Steller Sealions, Leopard Seals, Elephant Seals at far away seashores. Here they are the rulers!

 

 

Shell Muses show my love for every tiny ocean creation. Sea snails, conches, shells and corals, cathedrals of an enormous spirit, nature? God? Who knows it, but people will be unable to recreate this housings easily! In my art I combined every shell with a face, a muse, that appeared in my mind, imaginating the place of its origin, Atlantic  Ocean, Pacific, Irish or Chilenean Coasts, for example. My treasures, l collected on beaches, since l was a child, or gifted shells from friends, who told me their story about. Friends l accompanied on their faraway journey in my mind! Even fotos of shells inspired me so much! When l started my ocean art, l had a lot of travel books, that inspired me, too. Internet and Computer hasn’t started career in space! This little housings of  sea creatures inspired me so much and l gave them faces, to show my respect!

 

 

ZEN shells combine my love to every little natures creation with the non thinking of ZEN art! I took a tiny shell, watched it for a while, turned my mind in and out and drew them with a million of lines in a relaxed and meditative mood! To be shell and to transmit these mood to the observer was my intention in this series!

  “In these times it’s so important for our minds to find a place to relax!”     a.m.

 

 

 

Flora I called a small Series, that show my compassion for coastal vegetation, huge an rough, perhaps aggressive! Perhaps my inner wish, to protect the ocean inhabitants from disturbing!

 

 

The meerehre drawings end here! The new period of angelisicily drawings is following beneath, but they own also a my new page ANGELISICILY

Looking for my souls home

The Mediterranean Sea

In the NOSTALGIA series l expressed my wish, to live in harmony with nature, nothing disturbs this inner peace! My soul left the rough oceans to return to the harmony Tuscany, with it’s harmonic nature, lovley coasts, medieval towns, art,  sheep and pinetrees! A refuge of reality, that is characterized by cool, economic motivations.

 

 

 

 

Sicily, Sicilia, after drawing and traveling about 25 years, that’s where my mind  feels at home now! So much warmth, ocean and inspiration in natural and cultural aspects!

 

 

 

 

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Eolean Islands ~ my mind’s home ~ 2017 ~ 30x42cm

The last years, war and terrorism didn’t get less, than arised, even in my country! On my journey and surroundings the peaceful, warm wooly sheep attract my attention more and more, they inspired me to a series, simple and easy, my Peace Sheep, my calm reaction to everything loud and aggressive! Wondering about my passion to  this series, l remembered the sheep as an ancient symbol of peaceful Jesus!

 

 

 

… always in progress 🙂

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Peace Sheep 2017

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RESPECT

OCEANSOULS

I started with the Series Respect, setting Seals, surrounded by the tiny sealife: corals, shells and seaweed in the focus. Sealions, Steller Sealions, Leopard Seals, Elephant Seals at far away seashores. Here they are the rulers!

 

Californian Sealion 1995 49 x 34 cm
Californian Sealion 1995 49 x 34 cm
One of my first and favorite pen ball drawings, a proud Sealion sitting on a rock, inspired by treasures, gifted from friends or brought from far away beaches, like the lavastones from Sao Vincente, Madeira Island! This is dedicated and belongs to my beloved teacher and husband Jess!
My mind went to patagonia and the Antarctic region, were l met Elephant Seals. The cuteness of the puppies and their mothers fascinate me, even l was shown just always their struggling big fathers! It's always important to me to show the beauty of the less popular!
Little Elephant Seal 1996 30 x 41.5 cm
Mother and Child, Elephant Seals, Patagonia 30 x 42cm
Mother and Child, Elephant Seals, Patagonia 30 x 42cm
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Antofagasta, Seal 1996 51x36cm
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Angelo, Elefanphant Seal,  for Jess  1996  42x30cm  private
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Monk Seal, Madeira 24 x 30cm 1995
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Good by!

 

 

SHELL MUSES

To give them a face

Shell Muses show my love for every tiny ocean creation. Sea snails, conches, shells and corals, cathedrals of an enormous spirit, nature? God? Who knows it, but people will be unable to recreate this housings easily! In my art I combined every shell with a face, a muse, that appeared in my mind, imaginating the place of its origin, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific, Irish or Chilenean Coasts, for example. My treasures, l collected on beaches, since l was a child, or gifted shells from friends, who told me their story about. Friends l accompanied on their faraway journey in my mind! Even fotos of shells inspired me so much! When l started my ocean art, l had a lot of travel books, that inspired me, too. Internet and Computer hasn’t started career in space! This little housings of sea creatures inspired me so much and l gave them faces, to show my respect!

Since l was a child, l always was collecting and admiring seashells and conches. The idea, climate change and ocean pollution could make them disappear in the future, made me upset. I wanted to give them a face, even l couldn’t give them a voice, to arise more attention for their personality and needs! For me, shells and corals are the most beautiful architecture God’s spirit!  Even the smallest housing is a little cathedral, hardly to reconstruct by humans!

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Buccinum Undatum, Common Whelk, Irish Coast 1999 47,5 x 34cm
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Mytilus Edulis, Common Mussel 1999 47,5 x 34cm
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Cassis Cornuta, Horned Helmet 1999 47,5 x 34cm
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Dedicated to the Native People of Patagonia                                                                                                         Patagonia   Portrait of one of the last Patagonian women with shell  2000           31,5 x 23,5cm
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Maori with Abalone Shell 2000 31,5 x 23,5cm

Zen shells

Zen Shells combine my love to every little natures creation with the non thinking of ZEN art! I took a tiny shell, watched it for a while, turned my mind in and out and drew them with a million of lines in a relaxed and meditative mood! To be shell and to transmit these mood to the observer was my intention in this series!

In these times it’s so important for our minds to find a place to relax!” a.m.

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Shell fragment, Bellyconeely, Ireland  1999  16,5 x 24cm
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Inner Shell, Common Whelk, Irish Coast 1999 36 X 24cm
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Kelp, Dingle, Irish Coast 1999  34 x 24cm
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European Oyster, Ballyconneely Beach, Ireland  1999  24x34cm

 

Flora

 

Flora I called a small Series, that show my compassion for coastal vegetation, huge an rough, perhaps aggressive! Perhaps my inner wish, to protect the ocean from disturbing!

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Cactus and Abalone, Baja California 1999 48 x 36cm
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Agave   Mediterranean Sea   1996    48x36cm
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My Aloe Vera from the Coast of Portugal   1997   36×50,5cm
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Kelp    North Pacific    1996  30×41,5cm

 

Aeolean Islands

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Eolean Islands ~ my mind’s home ~ 2017 ~ 30x42cm

My architectural dream:

When l draw, l draw a space, my mind feels at home! I remember the extraordinary architecture of the Aeolean Islands! All rooms  lead to a terrace with columns an ocean view! Wonderful simplicity!

More Peace Sheep

In this Christmas time with so different feelings, joy and speechlessness about hunger and war, me, as an artist, can just send my sheeps into the world as a statement of hope and peace. I don’t have the ability to solve the huge world’s problems, but sometimes, if you believe and pray, wonders come true! Let’s hope for it! ….. The sheeps l drew dewing the last year, l met in my neighborhood in Germany ! The big one is a Nolana Sheep! The beautiful she is a he! Love and peace to all!

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Peace Sheep 2017