"Toppled Building, Encroaching Ivy" by Hunter Madsen

"Toppled Building, Encroaching Ivy"


OK, perhaps not toppled completely in this way, but leaning somewhat and, for a second, it gave you pause. Acknowledging this slight exaggeration for effect, I stand four-square behind my straightforward portrayal of the rapacious ivy, which is appalling, and reminds one of those old map drawings of a giant squid dragging a sailing ship helplessly down into the deep, out there at the edge of the civilized world, where the monstrousness of the wild Unknown overwhelms all human stratagem. Surely this is the house of our species. We live here, but don't realize it, yet.



TITLE - "Toppled Building, Encroaching Ivy"
WHERE - Berlin, Germany (2015)