Flora Zimmeter

Guardian angels – the most beautiful lightning rods in Vienna

2010, Screen print on aluminium laminated panel, each 40 x 20 cm

In this series the artist focuses her attention on statues at the top of fin-de-siècle buildings. Being the highest points of the structures, they nonchalantly bear lightning rods.
It is easy to overlook these metal attachments. Viewers tend to ignore them as mismatched, insignificant reminders of present-day safety measures.