all began in the middle of the 1960's.
The first nativity scene was just as anyone imagines a nativity scene
to be: A room for the birth and a pointed, thatched roof.
This typical " German Nativity Scene" arose on a simple
building-site with "stone-masons", "bricklayers",
"carpenters" and "joiners".
All was true to life: The bricks, the walls, the beams, the roof,
countries do not know pointed, thatched roofs!
Thus a new plan was already beginning to ripen: Sometime in the future
a second Nativity Scene would be built with the typical, flat, oriental
After aquiring the right type of bricks, the idea of building a new
Nativity Scene was taken up again in 1998.
And building was a joy!
The style and workmanship remained the same; a small building-site
from which developed all that had made up the original stall: A miserable
room, yet also a room for the miserable.
| There are
no building plans for a nativity scene. - Using the message of the
Nativity as a guideline, the whole thing is pure "creation"
originating in thoughts.
| So to begin
with the many different types of nativity scenes are simply studies
or thoughts in stone.
| These living,
talking stones together with the "Message of the Nativity"
and the accompanying text, are to pass on "The Message of the
Child in the Manger".
| In their unconventional
and unorthodox manner they are to repeatedly provoke the observer
to question his own relationship to this child - to Jesus.
"Nativity Scene of Time" also speaks of the "Message
of the Child", from the Lord, who was crucified, arose and especially
the Lord, who will come again.
| New cribs:
Always the same theme,
but always the neu message:
"The Savior - yes, the Messiah, the Lord - has been born tonight