Image Diary – Aachen: Reflections II Scarf


The image on this silk twill scarf is taken from a photograph of a story fountain in Aachen Germany. Stone, child-like characters surround this soothing pool of water. If you look closely, you can almost see them through the swirling water. Aachen is also the repository of Charlemagne’s remains and the scene of German coronations. WWII battlefields still contain foxholes and bullet shells. You can retrace the steps of soldiers who fought the Battle of Hurtgen Forest and marvel at the ability to move men and materiels on the winding and narrow pathways.

About Artist: 

I am Scottie Kersta-Wilson, a Chicago-based artist and designer. I created to tell my story and that of my family. To consider my military and war-filled history feels imperative to me. I need a place to meld my writing and photography, which feels inseparable to me anyway. Storytelling, whether in words or images or a combination of both, is how I learn and is a gift I can give. For the most part, my storytelling is about war – its destruction, beauty, unintended consequences, and inevitability. I cannot separate my military bloodline from my being any more than I can change my eye color. History is full of stories of military conquest. I hope that mine, told in my fabrics, can add something to the tale and take away from the misery.


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