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Mutter und Kind, Theo Balden (image by nmp)

Mutter und Kind, Theo Balden (image by nmp)

One of the most moving and most expressive sculptures which can be found in Berlin: “Mutter und Kind” by Theo Balden (real name: Otto Koehler).

Made by the artist in 1965 it shows a woman protecting her child against the danger coming from above – in 1965 the air-raids of WWII were still far from forgotten. And so were their victims.

You will find the sculpture in Berlin-Mitte in Klosterstraße 73a, next to the ruins of the bombed down monastery church of the Franciscan order (Franziskaner Klosterkirche).

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