The day of “Feeding the 5000” was a huge day for me. I was excited but also slightly terrified by the prospect that so many people could see my work. So many people who I didn’t know, and who didn’t know me.
The time I spent in Münster doing my internship was an important time for the city. It was overrun with tourists, cameras around their necks, maps in hand. I regularly overhead inhabitants complaining that the tourists had been borrowed bicycles to get around and that the city was now filled with people who “didn’t know how to cycle properly”. It might be important to mention that Münster is known for its cyclists and that there are 3 times as many bicycles in the city as inhabitants. Not used to the crazed way the Münster people race around on their bicycles, I was quite glad to be able to blend into the mass, as I slowly and carefully navigated around the city on my borrowed bicycle.
Last weekend, Rico and I went to the Zoo with my little brother Dunstan.
Rico had free tickets for all of us, as he has started an apprenticeship at the Zoo working as a trainee Zookeeper. I wanted to draw some animals, Dunstan (he usually photographs wild animals in nature, and I personally find his photographs very impressive) wanted to photograph them, and Rico wanted to find out more about the way the Zoo was built up from a “visitor’s” perspective.