Balls To The Wall
The artwork shows overzealous, deconstructive ambition for a specific goal.
The wounded whale – coming from the burning fire outside – was stubbornly crushing through the wall to finish his goal which is symbolized due the treasure, the soft, white light shining through the window and a painting showing the whale as a king.
After going through hell the whale‘s now laying in its own blood, crying and totally fucked up. Looking at the deeply sad, half dead whale you're wondering: “Was it worth it?“. And that‘s the main focus of this painting. Not the glory the whale was going for and finally achieved it but the pain and torment he suffered because of its aim. On the coins there are several symbols like a tear, a scar and a broken heart which are standing for the suffering but also shining stars or a crown representing the whale's achieved goal.