The Citadel

Leo’s workshop is located in the old city of Spandau, now part of the German capital. During the noon pause, his favorite relaxation technique is to walk with his dog Tango to the Spandau Citadel, a magnificent structure dating from the 15th century located a few blocks away.

That impenetrable fort, with the mark of immemorial battles on its walls, inspired this guitar. Entirely hand-carved and hand-painted, the finish reaches a quality decidedly pictorial, with textures that the camera can barely pick up.

Just like the characters in our dreams are secretly ourselves, a guitar is secretly a window into its maker: the solitude imposed by perfectionism, the melancholy of times not lived, and the little openings through which we can divine the intricacies of the creative soul.