Monday, November 13, 2006

Luise Kimme Sculptures

If you ever travel to Tobago, Luise Kimme's Museum ( must not be missed ! Luise lives and works in the museum, which she built in the late 80's and is called 'The Castle' by Tobagonians, and it is open to the public on Sundays from 12-2 pm. I met her about 20 years ago and we collaborated on many of her books and catalogues ever since. (please see my post Luise Kimme in Cuba)

It is difficult to know who is who around her sculptures, some come even more alive when their creator is nearby.

Many of the sculptures are made from German oak, which Luise Kimme purchased in Southern Germany after a field of oak trees was cut down by a storm.

Her eight dogs are not only living with her for her protection, but can often be found as subjects of her art. The one below is actually real...

Please also visit my Trinidad and Tobago related posts:
Moko Jumbies Book
Moko Jumbie Heaven
Laura Anderson Barbata
Leroy Clarke

1 comment:

  1. I just came across your web sight and remebered meeting you and Luise at "The Castle" one sunday in 2005,I believe. We had tea and chatted about your work and and photography in general. What a pleasant time it was.
    Stay well and give Luise our best if you get a chance.

    Steve Paul & Susie Layous