We all know that special sensation when we look through our eyelashes at a crackling fire, at shrubbery moving in the wind or at sunlight reflected in water: the dancing light spots make us feel peaceful and closer to nature. We quiet down, romantic thoughts start welling up.
The artist got his inspiration for the Romantic Influencer while standing at the bank of the river Rhine. He was enchanted the playful reflection of the sun in the waves, even more when he narrowed his eyes. With simple mechanical means he tries to relive the experience. The machine looks like an old coal stove with a mica pane through which flickering flames can be seen. By turning the knobs one may adjust the light effects to obtain the most romantic experience.