Wattens in Tyrol – Where art is born

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I live and work in Wattens, a city in Austria, which is also home to the headquarters of the internationally operating company Swarovski.

The “Kristallwelten” in Wattens attract a lot of Austrians and guests from all over the world. Wattens has a population of 8.000. But this point does not alter the fact that the Kristallwelten in the small city belongs to the biggest attractions in the alpine region.

Wattens lies 54 kilometers away from the Italian border.

Kristallwelten was established by André Heller. The artist represents Austria’s culture in many ways: as a chansonnier, performance artist, manager of culture, as an author and actor.

The Kristallwelten focus on the history of crystal production and can be seen as an experience of extraordinary aesthetics.

I live here in the lower part of the Tyrolean Inntal, enjoy art, nature and the international flair of this small and unique city.

How creating a crystal artwork

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The whole process starts with the idea. You take the image of a beloved person, a very special pet of yours or maybe you want to portrait the successful horse you have been riding for years. On the basis of the photo sample I create large and small masterpieces.

 

Lawyers appreciate the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal pictures just as much as modern and open-minded advertising agencies or the shop owner from down the street. They want to welcome their guests and customers in a very special atmosphere. Swarovski Elements do not appear snobbish of any sort. On the contrary, they are famous and well known around the world.

 

When a photo becomes a masterpiece…

The photo is altered into a black and white sample. My artistic skills help me to decide on the image points. I focus on the proportions as well as the thousands of image points. Every point consists of a small sparkling crystal. The eyes are not allowed to get tired and the hands may not lose control of what they are doing. In this way I am able to put every element onto the high gloss template.

 

 

While trying to manage the precision work day by day, I enjoy the sparkling crystals under the white light, which I need for the designing process.

The loneliness, that being an artist brings me, pays off always. The result has to be exactly the way it was planned. I like to be accompanied during my work. The process itself can be pretty lonesome since I have to concentrate on designing many days in a row, hour for hour. I dedicate all the work and effort to the art.

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