Glass, 510 x 490 cm
House C of the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen was completely renovated in 2006. In front of the building the park of the academy begins with its old tree population. Contrary to a widespread prejudice, the Saarland is a "green" state, in the north of which (here at the academy) the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park begins. Saarland is also one of the federal states with the highest percentage of forest.
The glass wall, which forms part of the front of House C, picks up the foliage of the Academy's park in an abstract form. Depending on the time of day, the painting has an effect either inwards or outwards: when it is dark and the light is switched on inside, a play of colours consisting of bright green, yellow and brown tones can be seen from outside. During the day, especially in the afternoon, the low-lying sun scatters the colourful foliage down to the depth of the foyer. The glass façade was created using a fusion technique of melted coloured glass powder and painting with silver-yellow, fired in two stages and installed as inner panes in insulating glass elements. The motif is composed of 18 horizontal individual formats. The company Glasmalerei Binsfeld (Trier) carried out the work.