Artist: Georg Ettl, 1995
"Healing the earth" was the motto of the State Garden Show in Grevenbroich 1995. Ettl's bucket wheel is modeled on the excavator wheel used in lignite mining. Instead of steel shovels, human heads eat their way into the ground to show that humans themselves are massively intervening in nature via the machine. The sculpture “paddle wheel” became the central symbol of the Grevenbroich State Garden Show, which attracted a million visitors. The more than five meter high work of art was extensively restored on the initiative of the tourist association in 2019 with donations and funds.
August 31, 2021
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