Ships

Over...

Rusting, sublime passenger ships, whether it is the “SS United States” in the harbor of Philadelphia or the stranded “SS Norway”, previously called “France”, in Alang India, both have once been the pride of whole Nations.

Ever since these ships have been a symbol of progress, speed and elegance for the superlative. Today they are a mere symbol of times long gone. Times, in which these gorgeous ships have defied storms, brought people across the Atlantic under clear skies and many of the passengers would proudly say: “yes, I have been on the France!”

However, today they are trapped in the pier, tightened with thin but relentlessly durable ropes, exposed to the weather and decay, slowly dying, or as in the case of the "France", now broken up as scrap metal.

The “Carpathia” The “Carpathia” was the ship that saved the survivors of the Titanic disaster and brought them to New York. The disaster had happened, it was over ...

Painting these ships is fascinating and sad at the same time. Her former beauty and elegance are fascinating and her demise is sad. A sinking not to the bottom of the sea, as a catastrophe for the history books, no, it is a temporary sinking, good for nothing. "Over", it is over…

Titus Meier, October 2017

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