Rise and Fall

This mural painted on the side of the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin has two points of inspiration. The first is a famous statue in the heart of Berlin based on the Greek goddess of Victory (Siegessäule/ The Victory Column). The second is the film Wings of Desire by the German filmmaker Wim Winders, where an angel becomes human to experience the world. As well as speaking to the spirit of renewal and reinvention, this piece at its core is based on the fragile and unsustainable concept of constant progress and the fallacy of victory. All empires are bound to fall but something new is always born from it.

 

Acrylic + Aerosol

2015

Photo Credit: Artist and Nika Kramer