TISSUE WITH A BROKEN PIECE OF WOOD - Vienna City Center, Competition Finalist

Denkmal für Männer und Frauen die Opfer der Homosexuellenverfolgung in der NS-Zeit wurden

Material: Covelano Marble, Bronze   h 3,0 m / l 7,7 m / w 3,3 m

TISSUE WITH A BROKEN PIECE OF WOOD is a composition of two contrasting bodies that confront each other in terms of color, form and material as metaphors that have become sculptural and reflect two worlds of thought that diverge in terms of content and ideas.


A light-reflecting cloth made of white Covelano marble, which reflects the free spirit of the persecuted, their inner resistance against arbitrary exercise of power, restrictive laws and heteronormative social constraints, and a piece of wood, broken into two parts, which is carefully kept in the white cloth in order to reassemble it into a living whole, form the metaphorical center of the monument.


Rearing up overcoming physical and mental limits, the marble seemingly changes its state of aggregation. Its petrified structures yield to the ideal of freedom in the sense of the Mauthausen oath. The stone, dissolving its rigid structures, behaves malleably and softly.


Opposite lies a jet-black, sharp-edged broken branch. It stands for the inconceivable destructive reality, brutality and contempt on which the Nazi regime built its tyranny. The unimaginable horror to which the men and women were subjected is tantamount to the annihilation of life and love itself, which is depicted in the enormous fractures of the two charred fragments. They testify to the powerful suppression and destruction of all free and constructive spirits and stand for fear and death.

Summer    2022           Salzburg / Skulpturenpark Mario Mauroner

Autumn     2022           München / Künstlerhaus

Spring       2023           Vorarlberg / KUNST || Haus 2226

                                    Opening: 14.04.2023