In October 2020 Ahrens made a trip to the Portuguese island Madeira. The capital named Funchal has a really vivid and artsy Street Santa Maria. Every morning the painter Ahrens walked through this street for taking a coffee and for connecting to Madeira’s locals. She got inspired by those traditional and positive atmosphere.
The artist traveled in January 2020 the first time to Medellín. A big city in Colombia. There she was impressed by the Comuna13. This area was only ten years ago one of the most dangerous places in the world. Now you can see a lot of street art and dancing people there. This is how the people process their past. It is still a very poor area but especially in Comuna 13 the artist could feel the rise and vividness of Colombia.