Who is Gondula?

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An art muse...

You will ask yourself who is Gondula now? Gondula is my art muse. In the autumn of 2018 she gave me the order to paint stuffed animals, which I've been doing ever since. "Gondula is power-hungry, moderately arrogant and, to top it all off, a Donald Trump fan," was the headline in the local newspaper Hermann in May 2019 about this plush toy. One of their great goals is to found their own kingdom. Gondula loves to watch TV. Her hobbies include visiting abandoned places and having herself filmed or photographed. Since the Corona crisis, she has been traveling Europe and the whole world by parcel. In addition, she appeared in 2021 as a fictitious candidate for chancellor of the party of non-voters. Three words describe her best: power, magic, humanity. Please send your fan mail for Gondula directly to my address.

A plush cat on a world tour

Since the outbreak of the Corona crisis, the plush cat Gondula has been traveling around Europe and the world. Per package. She visits artists and exciting people to report on them and immerse themselves in other worlds. With this action, she created bridges while borders remained closed.

Gondula's first stop was Appignano in Italy, where she visited the artist Riccardo Chitarrari. Appignano is a small town in the Macerata region.

It continued on Mallorca in Spain to the opera singer Waltraud Mucher Gregan. In the "Valley of Gold" Sollér she got to know the island and Waltraud's talent.

Gondula actually visited London in Great Britain in 2019. But on this trip great photos of museums and galleries were taken.

Gondula found real stars in Vettweiß near Cologne! She visited the Fussbroichs, who from 1979 had one of the first docu-soaps in Germany ever. She watched Frank´s paintings.

When one thinks of Islamabad in Pakistan, one often thinks of terror and poverty. Gondula witnessed great culture and a modern country.

It was royal in Kromlau in Saxony. Here she visited Blossom Queen Tonie Jahnke and learned a lot about the European nobility and visited the Rhododendron Park.

Artist Tzimulis Athanassios was her host in Trikala, Greece. Little Europe in the heart of Thessaly is home to ancient culture.

On a journey to herself, she accompanied Sophie to Tanzania. They were in Zanzibar and even on safari. Unfortunately, Gondula was kidnapped but was freed. Tanzania overcame slavery. There is an infinite variety of species here.

In Ballenstedt in Saxony-Anhalt, Gondula met the artist Jimmy Cutaka from Halle, whom she supported in implementing the "Culture in the Shop Window" project.

In Hanover, the plush cat accompanied the Lower Saxony wish car as part of a charity project. She got to know the important work of the association, which fulfills a last great wish of terminally ill people.

She went on a road trip to Turkey with Kathrin and Mike in the Mika mobile van. Across the country they saw Pergamon, Ankara, Konya and and and...

Gondula made another trip with me (Martin) to Prague in the Czech Republic. Not only the Charles Bridge did it to the two. They found many parallels to German history.

In November 2021 we went to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Together with me (Martin) she visited many places of art, the Paleis Op De Dam and took a canal cruise.

The plush kitten went to Mexico for Christmas 2021. Together with Diego she visited Cancún, Isla Mujeres and Mahahual.

Gondula's last trip was to Kathmandu in Nepal. There she was maid of honor for Manisha and Prasanna. They went on tandem jumps, motorbike tours and took to the water to explore the land.

The travel reports and photos from Italy, Mallorca, London, Cologne, Pakistan and Kromlau can be found in the book "Cuddle Art vol. 3". Buy it on Amazon (link)!