Mise en scène, staging, or confronting my sculpture with each other, 
or combine it with e.g. classical,  baroque , neorenaissance, or modern sculpture



By using photos I confront one or more of my sculptures with other copies of my work, and with sculptures by others. I put pictures next to, or over each other to see what happens, how they influence each other. Sometimes there is a conscious connection between the works, for example in the case of Agamemnon and his war booty Kassandra, on their way from Troy to Mykene, on their way to Klytaimnestra, the vengeful wife of Agamemnon. I combined my sculpture of Agamemnon with a sculpture by the German sculptor Max Klinger (1857 – 1920), photographed in the Leopold Museum in Vienna. Hektor, the intended heir to the throne of Troy, who died in a battle with the Greek hero Achilles, is depicted twice. Woven in is the photograph of the sculpture of Andromache, his wife. The tragedy hides in the awareness of both of them about their fate and future suffering. Hektor was conscious of suffering defeat against the greatest hero of the Greeks. Andromache foresaw her fate, as a future widow with a young child who would not survive. 


Sometimes in the portfolio "Encounters" there is no direct narrative connection between the sculptures, but I hope that this connection arises in the image. An example is the photo of a nymph's head from the “Hygieia-spring” behind Hamburg City Hall, made by the German sculptor Joseph von Kramer (1841 – 1908). I have combined a nymph’s head with a head of Persephone, made by me. I call the duplication "Korai amongst each other".Young  girls they are, girls among each other. For me, it's all about meeting, about contrasting work, and about the added value of such a seemingly accidental encounter of strange couples. 



Persephone lost in 

Palais Daun-Kinsky Vienna

Left sculpture: Josef Kracker (1683 - 1733)

Right sculpture: Jos Letschert 

Stages of Artemis

Sculpture by Jos Letschert

Stages of Persephone

Sculpture by Jos Letschert


Hektor and Andromache

Sculpture by Jos Letschert


Strange couples: 

Artemis and Telemachos

Sculpture by Jos Letschert

Mixed feelings

Strange couples: 

Aeneas, Ktimene and Persephone

Sculpture by Jos Letschert

Hera and Demeter

Paul Egell (1691 - 1752), Demeter
Schlosspark Schwetzingen

Jos Letschert , Another (H)era

Korai amongst each other

Left sculpture: Hamburg Hygieia Fountain
Joseph von Kramer (1841-1908)

Right sculpture, Persephone, Jos Letschert

Kassandra and Agamemnon 

Just before being confronted 

with Klytaimnestra & co.

Left sculpture: Kassandra by Max Klinger 
(1857 - 1920)
Leopold Museum Vienna

Right sculpture: Agamemnon by Jos Letschert