His art could not be more current yet timeless. Bernd Hiekes pictures are clear in content, inspiring and enlightening, touching our lives in a direct way. It is fortunate, that this Elsterberg artist puts the rich, native world of birds into the center of his art. The animals presented by him, are either pure fantasy creatures or are, due to their habits and movements, displaying human characteristics. The application of tools and styles, already used by Albrecht Duerer centuries ago, allows people to understand his work. The picturesque language developed by the artist and ornithologist inspires not only local art fans but also national as well as international artists from the Netherlands, France, Austria, Belgium, USA and last but not least Japan. Wolfgang Rudloff translated by Falk Hieke and Ethel Mount)

Bernd Hieke


Copperplate engraving