201222. Every year, festively decorated Christmas trees are set up in living rooms, schools, department stores or central public squares all over the world. The items of the tree decorations often have a long tradition and symbolic meaning. A story tells that during the 19th century, poor glassblowers, who could not afford the expensive walnuts and apples used for decorations, came up with the idea of producing coloured glass spheres for the Christmas tree.
For our project, the many, different coloured glass spheres, which, by the way, are also produced in a glassmaking company in Monschau near Stolberg, could represent symbols of biodiversity, the loss of which we want to draw attention to.
“As I know, the greatest hope for any species on earth today is that some group of people will love it.” (Alexandra Morton)
We wish you a Merry Christmas, good health and a Happy New Year!