Robbers of the world, having by their universal plunder exhausted the land, they rifle the deep. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if he be poor, they lust for dominion; neither the east nor the west has been able to satisfy them. Alone among men they covet with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of empire; they make a solitude and call it peace.
„Raptores orbis, postquam cuncta vastantibus defuere terrae mare scrutantur, si locupes hostis est, avari, si pauper, ambitiosi, quos non oriens, non occidens satiaverit; soli omnium pari adfectu concupiscunt. Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium, atque ubi solitudinem faciunt pacem apellant.“ De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae, Publius Cornelius Tacitus
KEINE MITTELMEER is a series of 10 paintings dedicated to the Mediterranean Sea, produced in the WW48 Studio Berlin / Neukölln.