MURAL AT MOMMSENSTRASSE 40, BERLIN

A FUSION OF MYTHOLOGIES CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF THE CITY
APPROACH

The Mommsenstraße mural depicts a Goddess. Perhaps because of her fish-fin like ears and the lines of her eyebrows I interpret it as some form of aquatic female deity. When describing this work the artist, Alfalfa (Nicolás Sánchez), refers to Norse mythology, to Diana the greek goddess of hunting and the forests and also to the deity  that controls the rivers and canals of Berlin. I originally made a sketch photograph of the mural during a rare cloudless sky on this wet summer of 2017. I immediately recognised that on this case that type of weather did not speak to the work. I waited for more ideal conditions (in my interpretation of the piece) and completed a photoshoot during a blue sky day peppered with threatening storm clouds, which placed right above the goddess, like a crown, amplified her pose as she gazes down towards the viewer.

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