Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ordinary People - Alltagsmenschen

The pictures below depict an ensemble of concrete figures entiteld "Alltagsmenschen" ("Ordinary Peolpe") by Christel Lechner, a German ceramist, sculptor and installation artist.

We went to look at this wonderful  installation in the small town of Viersen (Provine of North Rhine-Westphalia) and I took a few pictures. In addition to numerous towns and cities in Germany, Lechner´s whimsical concrete figures have been exhibited in the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria.

Until the end of September, you can look at the installation of about 70 of her "Ordinary People" in the town of Wiedenbrück. Once we have visited Lechner`s exhibits there, I will post more pictures. I think these figures are wonderful and I cannot wait to see more of Lechner`s work very soon.

For more information on the artist, please visit her website at or (unfortunately only available in German).


  1. Andrea, I read this post the other day and wanted to comment but my internet service went out. I just love these concrete figures…they are so charming! I wish I could visit them in person. Lovely post!

    1. Thanky you, Kathy - I will post more photos after my visit to Lechner`s larger installation - might take a while though since it is a few hundred kilometers from here.