(A VULTURE IS ALMOST AN EAGLE)
The wall was painted in reference to William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement that was so influential to the 19th century German industry and artists, and later to the Bauhaus. The process borrows from early French papier-peint depicting scenes from France’s colonies.
The layout of the wall is broken down into a specific number of rows and columns. Eighteen columns stand for the eighteen Armanen Runes and the occult movement that Himmler used to train elite members of the SS. The stencils degrade from left to the far right as the clogging paint reduces the clarity of the image. The Parteiadler was painted using a real iron compound forced to oxidise prematurely.