Counterchange II – Sculpture by Addé 2018
As counterchange does not sound explicit, the term has an interesting definition of a pattern composed of dark on light colours, alternating with light on dark.
An interesting exercice de style.
It may as well be a conjugation of bright colours in a both disruptive and distractive camouflage relying on conspicuous markings.
The well-known fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) sports bright yellow spots, patching on black, warning of its toxicity.
Those markings are of great effectiveness when displayed on a contrasted surface, yet would differ in their mechanisms when placed on a similar one, or a counterchange substratum.
Bright/ luminous colours in nature are advertising of danger, yet, counterchange in a sculpture acts as both a harmony and an opposition.