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The second object by Gabriele Brunner came into being in the year after the installation of the sculpture STONES. The theme of the environment and how it is impacted by man came from hotelier Ingo Strolz himself. The Earth today is a global village, the actions of the people living on it determining the pain and well-being of the planet. The Alps are a particularly sensitive setting when it comes using and changing nature.
Gabriele Brunner surrenders Earth to the flames that symbolise our actions and deeds. The fire has two faces. As a blazing, warming fire it has a positive effect, as an all-consuming force it seems menacing and destructing. Like the flame, man carriers both properties within him. May the good flame never extinguish.
Ingo Strolz’ examination of the environment makes us aware of the multidimensionality of economic activity. Unlimited growth at the expense of the environment, that pollutes and destroys it, cannot be what the responsible person wants. Being a hotelier in a highly sensitive habitat, Ingo Strolz accepts the current challenges and turns them into a topic warranting discussion on his ARTWALK.