Monika GilSing

Monika Gilsing’s contribution to the 1987 Luna Luna park were the Multicolored flags throughout the fairground

GilSing designed a collection of Wind Images (English for Windbilder), dramatic fabric-based works that ripple in the wind. GilSing, who frequently makes work for the outdoors, displayed her dynamic flags throughout the fairground.

Artist

Monika GilSing

Attraction

Wind Images

Born

1942, Germany

GilSing creates large-scale sculptures, often for outdoor, natural environments.

Her multidisciplinary output includes graphic design, painting, sculpture, children’s books, and digital paintings called iArt.

She collaborated with André Heller on Luna Luna, Jagmandir, and ANIMA Garden.

Fairground view: Monika GilSing, Wind Images throughout the fairground. Luna Luna, Hamburg, Germany, 1987.

Monika GilSing, Wind Images, exhibited 1987.

Painter, sculptor, and designer Monika GilSing creates paintings, textiles, and sculptures depicting abstract figures in a colorful, flat-edged style. Her art and designs embrace abstraction and a poetic sense of humor, and often refer to the natural world. Many of her installations and sculptures have kinetic elements, such as those designed to move in response to the wind. These include Shadow Thieves, figures made of flat wood and metal that evoke mythical deities; and Firebirds, brightly colored metal bird silhouettes which compliment the natural landscape. GilSing’s work also includes graphic design, children’s illustrations, and most recently iArt—her term for the line-based portraits and scenes she makes on an electronic tablet.

Many of her installations and sculptures have kinetic elements, such as those designed to move in response to the wind.

Monika GilSing.
Monika GilSing.

GilSing designed a collection of Wind Images (English for Windbilder), dramatic fabric-based works that ripple in the wind. GilSing, who frequently makes work for the outdoors, displayed her dynamic flags throughout the fairground. After collaborating with André Heller on Luna Luna, GilSing worked with him again to create scenery and costumes for the theatrical production Jagmandir (1991), and then on a series of whimsical displays and architectural installations for ANIMA Garden, his open air museum in Morocco.

Fairground view: Monika GilSing, Wind Images throughout the fairground. Luna Luna, Hamburg, Germany, 1987.

Fairground view: Monika GilSing, Wind Images throughout the fairground. Luna Luna, Hamburg, Germany, 1987.

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