Memorial in honor of Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst, members of the White Rose.
Last year, I was contacted by architect Ingeborg Schlimme of viaverde to create artwork for a set of public memorials in Raunheim, Germany to honor three members of the White Rose. Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, and Christoph Probst all lost their lives fighting for what they thought was right during Nazi Germany. And in April 2018, I traveled to Raunheim to execute the work.
It was an honor for me to be asked to commemorate the courage of these young people, who peacefully fought against Nazism. The project was an important commission and a big responsibility, especially for the possibility to pass the story of Sophie, Hans, and Christoph to a new generation so that they may never be forgotten. The murals are a contemporary way to attract the interest of young people on this important theme. The symbol of the white rose, the incorporation of their quotes, and details showing their eyes were chosen to communicate their interior strength, emotions, and determination.
Civil resistance is the only way to safeguard our liberty.