Seger Bombeck created the Reformation Carpet in 1555. The tapestry represents Martin Luther as one of the church’s fathers and a faithful witness, highlighting the redemptive act of Christ as the central event in the history of the salvation. A hovering angel wears a board with citations of Christ's victory over death and the devil. In the decades of wars during the 16th century, Catholics were fighting the reformed countries. The tapestry depicts the use of religion in both war and struggle. Until about 1900, these images served as news agents. 

The Release is a reinterpretation of the tapestry which refers to the current situation in the Middle East, in the form of a triptych, further allowing a religious interpretation and showing the spreading of faith through warfare. Starting with a hostage-taking by DAESH ( “The Islamic State"), a bombing with the use of weapons, Kalashnikovs were used in almost every known armed conflict since the Second World War. Furthermore, the engagement of mainly Christian countries suggests European responsibility. The images were selected from the digital news world. The background of the tapestry which uses plant ornamentation and bird metaphors represents the bitter feud within Protestantism about the doctrine of justification and is woven into the images of the triptych of “The Release.” In armed conflicts, religion is not only a means of propaganda, as shown in the tapestry and the triptych, but it is used by belligerent states for motivation as they allude to promises like salvation and life after death. The ornamentation in the tapestry, which is further employed in "The Release", builds a bridge between the past and present situations in Europe.