The guiding colour of this motif is yellow. The colour yellow is considered cheerful, lively and gentle, it is associated with gold and the sun and in China it is the colour of the golden mean and measure. The leading form here is the circle, this most widely spread geometric symbol is considered the perfect shape. The circle stands for eternity and return but also justice and harmony. It has a protective function and deters negative impacts. The circular shape in the centre of the picture, the sun, is seen as the life-giving, warming, harmonious source of all life.
You can also see a large bridge, the sign of communication and connection as well as the transition to new forms of existence/periods of life that can only be mastered meaningfully via exactly defined transitional rites. An orchestra is depicted on the left (conductor) and on the right (instruments) – the most beautiful symbol of effective cooperation. A work can only achieve its full, harmonious expression through virtuosity and most especially polyphony. This only happens if all the musicians play are in harmony (conductor). The lotus and the crane point progressively to the top right. The lotus is the symbol of integrity, empathy, modesty while the crane was venerated in ancient times for its untiring capacity for flight and stands for the zest for life and vigilance and expresses the desire for social ascent, similar to the steps/stairs on the left that lead the way towards the horizon/future. “The basic idea of the step is always the knowledge that a symbolically experienced content can only be imparted gradually, never all at once, so as not to overtax the candidate but to communicate to him step-by-step what his dignity should constitute.” A weathercock can be seen above the bridge. It indicates the different points of the compass and the different cultures and is the symbol of diligence and discipline. The cockerel is considered courageous and kind-hearted and with its watchdog nature is also an attribute of the goddess Athena. During the French revolution in 1789 the cockerel replaced the insignia of the Bourbon kingdom on the regimental flags and so came to represent the maxims of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. A bee can be seen on our standard, a social insect that symbolises prospering progress. The tirelessness of the busy bee working for the community is exemplary. The standard itself is a mark of both setting off towards victory and the cohesion of a team committed to a common goal. The standard bearer must be understood allegorically, whereby each individual is a representative of his/her club, the common vision. The three runners appear again in the background as the triumvirate courage, love and vigour. The wheel has a prominent position right in the front. This brings us back to the circle. The spokes give the wheel momentum, which make it the sign of mobility, flexibility and freedom from local bonds – a must in the logistics branch.


2008, Original silk-screened,
Acryl on paper, 70x100 cm