Group of drawings, ballpoint on paper, 27 x 35 cm, produced between 2005 and 2011.
The works show representations of hands on the insides of which lines are drawn describing the Land of Milk and Honey in various ways, for example: “And the virility of men to enjoy their women will never falter” or “there the light is bright and glittering, the ground is made from snowhite glass with golden sprinkles and in the surrounding trees many a bird twitters”. Promises refers to those works in which the artist examines the subject of the Land of Milk and Honey, for example in Milch & Honig, Depot Wismar oder Nächste Fahrt—Milch & Honig. The act of “writing something on one’s hand” has a memorial function and serves as a note not to forget something. Hidden inside the hand, this note is also something that “the others” cannot see and/or are not supposed to know. This self-reference is extended to another dimension: the artist draws by hand a picture of his own left hand, thus making us accessories to his notes.