Ant Smith


008 Craft Work: [The Descent of Man] - Camouflage

Saturday 13th May 2017 11:53am

Camoflagued origami crane
Camouflage. Create or alter something so that it disappears into it's background.

MATERIALS: 2 printed copies of the same abstract image.KNIFE.Ruler.

METHOD: One of the images is used for the background, the other for folding an origami crane. Take the KNIFE and CUT one image into a square so you can fold the crane. I'm not describing how to fold a crane here, look it up, but if you make one thousand of these and you believe in nonsensical things - you get to have a wish to come true...

NARRATIVE: The spirit of the crane arises from the backdrop of crushed glass from a broken telephone box symbolising the transience of humanity and the inevitable resurgence of nature as humanity collapses into destruction and detritus:

The camoflagued crane on white (so not camoflagued!)