The Wall and The Berlin Wall

The Wall and The Berlin Wall

Ing’s Sculpture

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The Berlin Wall Around the World

The weekend of November 8 & 9, 2014, Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall.  It makes me think about one of my sculptures.  I produced a sculpture named The Wall in 2010.  The Wall has two societies.  One side represents milk and honey, the prosperous society.  The opposite side is the poor who want to climb over the wall to the prosperous side.  It can represent The Great Wall Of China, The Berlin Wall, the wall between Israel and Palestine, the wall between United States and Mexico.  The Wall, itself can be interpreted as an invisible wall, the wall that separates family, parents and children, wife and husband and other conflicts between people.  So what should we ask ourselves are: “Do we need the wall?”, “Can we get along?”, “Can we help one another?”  I hope that by viewing the sculpture you may think about our world societies and work to help each to progress into a more civilized world. 

The Wall is one of my participation art series for people to write their comments on the poster that I created. They can comment about the walls that are erected all over the world preventing others from coming in their territory.

The following are some of the comments on The Wall:

Rich or Poor we are one.  Live in unity.

Knowledge, tears down the Wall

All Connected

I like this side of the wall—-, don’t need & see the other———.

Make love not war

Struggle is a part of us, our need for attainment.

I see bears on wall.

The first wall to scale is our own introversion.

A realistic utopia 

The Berlin Wall around the World

“Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this weekend.  To mark the event Reuters photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries.”(The weekend of November 8 & 9, 2014)

Please visit MSN photograph section for more information, the link is the following:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/the-berlin-wall-around-the-world/ss-BBcK9Cl?ocid=mailsignout

Ten segments of the Berlin Wall, which constitute the longest stretch outside of Berlin, are seen on display in Los Angeles, California September 18. 2014.  The Berlin Wall, which devidedWest Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Men sit on a bench next to a section of the Berlin Wall outside the Imperial War Museum in London September 18. 2014.  This section came from near Brandenburg Gate and shows a graffiti by artist Indiano.  At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape.  REUTERS/ Stefan Wermuth

People walk past a segment of the former Berlin Wall at Postdamer Platz square in Berlin October 29, 2014.  On November 9, 1989, following huge protests in East Berlin the wall was breached and thousands of people poured into West Berlin.REUTERS/ Fabrizio Bensch

A segment of the Berlin Wall is seen between trees in Yokohama, south of Tokyo September 15, 2014.  REUTERS/ Yuya Shino

A piece of the Berlin Wall is seen in the artists’ village of Ein Hod near Haifa in Israel October 17, 2014.  REUTERS/ Baz Ratner

A visitor looks at a section of the Berlin Wall painted with a mural of Olympic champion Usian Bolt, at the Jamaica Military Museum and Library at Up Park Camp, headquartersof the Jamaica Defense Force in Kingston, September 13, 2014.  The 12-Foot section of the wall was given to Bolt in 2009 by the city of Berlin after the runner broke world records in the 100 and 200 meter finals of the World Athletics Championships in that city.  REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy

A woman walks by a piece of the Berlin Wall near the European Parliament in Brussels October 31, 2014.  REUTERS/ Francois Lenoir

A section of the Berlin Wall is surrounded by a display in the Cold War exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum in Cosford, England, October 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Suzanne Plukett

Segments of the Berlin Wall, which are for sale, are seen at a storage yard in Teltow, south of Berlin October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A piece of the Berlin Wall, which has been on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum since 1990 is seen in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A segment of the Berlin Wall is seen in a park in central Sofia October 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A piece of Berlin Wall is seen in a park in central Moscow October 8, 2014.

REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Tree sections of Berlin Wall are seen in Plaza Berlin in Guatemala City, September 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

A staff member walks past a section of the Berlin Wall outside the German School in Richmond, London, October 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

A man walks near a piece of the Berlin Wall in La Defense business district in Courbevoie October 16, 2014.  The municipality of Courbevoie bought the piece of wall for 300,000 Deutsche Marks in 1990.  The segment shows a painting of Kiddy Citny.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A piece of the Berlin Wall is displayed at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California September 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

People walk near a piece of the Berlin Wall in Porte de Versailles in Paris October 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A woman walks past a piece of the Berlin Wall, which was from Potsdamer Platz, in a park outside the European Parliament in Brussels October 31, 2014.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A piece of the Berlin Wall is seen in the front yard of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy in Taipei October 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

A section of the Berlin Wall stands in the carpark of the German Club in Canberra,Australia October 15, 2014.  REUTERS/David Grey

A section of the Berlin Wall is displayed at the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham, England, October 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

A segment of the Berlin Wall, which was painted by French-born, Berlin-Based artist Thierry Noir, is pictured at The Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War in Culver City, California September 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A piece of the Berlin Wall is seen in a garden at the Alexander Von Humboldt German school in Mexico City,.September 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A segment of the Berlin Wall is seen on the main campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California September 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A piece of the Berlin Wall is seen at Chapman University in Orange, California September 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

A piece of the Berlin Wall is seen at Chapman University in Orange, California September 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

A section of the Berlin Wall is seen at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California, September 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A piece of the Berlin Wall is seen at a garden inside San Martin palace, headquarters of Argentina’s Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires September 12, 2014.

REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A woman runs past segment of the Berlin Wall at Berlin Park in Madrid November 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Susana Vera

A child sweeps in front of four pieces of the Berlin Wall at Teguh Ostenrik’s workshop in Pondok Petir village in Depok, Indonesia’s West Java province October 22, 2014.  indonesia sculptor Teguh Ostenrik bought four original sections of the Berlin Wall to Indonesia in 1990.  REUTERS/Beawiharta

A woman takes a photograph of her husband in front of part of the Berlin Wall at Berlin square in Seoul October 17,2014.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A section of the Berlin Wall stands in front of St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town October 28, 2014.  The section was presented to former South African President Nelson Mandela in the 1990s.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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