German artist Stefan Strumbel, whose Offenburg apartment was featured in the New York Times yesterday, creates magnificent, garish cuckoo clocks.

German artist Stefan Strumbel, whose Offenburg apartment was featured in the New York Times yesterday, creates magnificent, garish cuckoo clocks. His street art influenced pieces are colorful mash-ups of traditional German imagery and pop-art violence.

Wicked Halo explains more:

Although his work includes cultural artifacts such as cuckoo clocks or the traditional costume of the Black Forest, he isolates and recontextualises using everyday objects such as tree-shaped air fresheners and shopping carts and giving pieces of his work titles such as “What the fuck is Heimat”? Heimat is a quintessentially German concept, which roughly means homeland. “There is no English word for Heimat,” Strumbel explains. “Some people link Heimat to a place, for others it is a feeling.”

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