Born in 1949 in Bleicherode am Harz (Germany) I went to school in Nordhausen. I then worked as an electrical engineer for many years in power plant construction, before undertaking additional studies in sculpture, collage and graphic design. Since 1990 I have been dealing with kinetic objects, and from 1994 have had regular participation in juried art exhibitions.
I have been a freelance artist since 1997, under the artist Name “ORENDA”. Inspired by the kinetic art works of the swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely I worked primarily with “Artmachines” usually driven by electric motors. Originally technique scrap was my base material and in 2009 I started my cycle of works “crazy toys”. Since I mainly use metal construction kits and defective children’s toys.
In addition to the creative aspect the storage and the reuse is important to me. Crazy toys are mainly small kinetic sculptures, where the technology is implemented with moving mechanical metal kits, and where components of children’s toys and figures of all kinds are assembled. Crazy-toys are so both kinetic “toy art”, as well as “art toys”