Adults’ windows – in workplaces and homes – are populated with plants in Berlin. But in school and kindergarten windows, paper flowers grow and paper people and animals play under paper suns and moons. Here are 13 paper tulips, just down the street from those wild and graphic real tulips in their dying throes.
Was each one colored, cut and pasted by a different child during Bastelstunde (craft time)? How did they achieve those vivid color gradients? How are the shapes and colors so similar – was there a dotted line to cut along? If so, what adult decided that tulips look like this? I grew up in California, where I saw nary a tulip in my childhood, yet had a firm understanding – most likely from arts+crafts-time at school, that they looked just like the ones here: perfectly rounded bottoms, with three points on the top end. But in real life, they eventually look like this.