Joachim Deckarm Cup
Cast of the hand by Joachim Deckarm, www.joachim-deckarm.de
The artist, Eric John from Saarbrücken was also the occupational therapist for Joachim Deckarm and designed the “Joachim-Deckarm-Cup”. The Martin Luck metal foundry, together with Joachim Deckarm created the model and the sculpture was cast in the presence of Joachim Deckarm in our foundry. Further processing of the piece was taken over by Mr. Siegfried Ruser, who has been working in our company since 1953. The cup represents, in original size, the right hand of the cover arm. The base and the lateral steles are made of Plexiglas; a gap dividing the steles into two parts symbolizes the two lives of Joachim Deckarm – before and after his sporting accident.
The “Deckarm committee”, consisting of members from the German Handball Federation, the German Sports Aid Foundation, the Saarland State Sports Association and the personal members Heiner Brand, Uli Strombach and Klaus Zöll, awards the Joachim Deckarm Prize to personalities who take particularly care about Jochen Deckarm. The Joachim-Deckarm Prize has already been awarded twice: to Heiner Brand and to Franz Beckenbauer.