Two life-size deer, modeled almost realistically. They are absolutely identical in shape and posture. Both are provided with a four-color camouflage... Read More
Two life-size deer, modeled almost realistically. They are absolutely identical in shape and posture.
Both are provided with a four-color camouflage paint, as known from the color scheme in the military field. Only in this the alleged clones differ: the sequence and shapes of the individual color fields are applied in each case in a different pattern sequence, which can be seen only on close inspection.
Animals disguise their body shape adequately to their typical habitat. Elaborately patterned fur drawings and feather dresses exist in infinite variety in the animal kingdom. On the one hand they protect from being recognized too easily by predators as prey, on the other hand by the prey animals as hunters.
It seems almost absurd that deer in their natural habitat use a comparatively simple camouflage technique of painting with brown, green and ocher spots.
The installation refers to the relationship of man to the natural environment, which is associated with the natural processes of growth and life. The installation of the "camouflaged" deer sculptures refers to our relationship to a cultural landscape, to gardens, fields and forests, which is supposedly called a natural landscape, but which has been shaped and used by man through and through for thousands of years. Natural processes operate in this mesh just as they do in the wilderness. They work "camouflaged", constantly and perceived by us only if we are attentive.