As many of you know there is an extreme vibrant art scene in Berlin with lots of little galleries around the Circus Hotel and spreading up the Brunnen Strasse at break neck speed. It feels like there is a new one opening every week. This artistic energy was not lost on Madeline from California who quite nonchalantly knocked out this masterpiece for the reception while waiting for Mum and Dad to get their act together before they set of for a schnitzel at Berlins longest running beer garden Prater.
As you can see in the piece there are several figures all noticeably without arms representing the past where East and West Berliners due to political reason were unable to reach out and embrace each other. Also striking is the choice of green representing the militaristic build-up which was a feature of the cold war or perhaps an indication that East and West Berlin were never actually officially part of the GDR (East Germany) or BRD (West Germany), but were under the command of the four victorious allied armies. What is however quite unmistakable is Madeline’s signature, bright colourful, strong….the next generation…. Madeline had a wonderful time in Berlin and in Europe and hopes to come back soon.