Tuesday, January 03, 2006
no more walls
I've been organizing photographs from my 2002 trip to Europe, and thought I'd scan and post this close up I took of the Berlin Wall. It's from the East Side Gallery, a large outdoor gallery of murals painted on remnants of the wall by artists from all over the world. I felt soothed by the colours in this small section, yet haunted by the overall image. The piece is "Coming Through the Wall" by Kani Alavi.
Here's hoping that in 2006, the world will tear down more walls than it puts up. (Except for the East Side Gallery. I hope it stands for a long time to come.)