Counterchange II, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Counterchange II – Sculpture by Addé 2018

 
Counterchange II

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.

 

 
Counterchange II, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

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Counterchange II © Addé 2018 – photos Xea B.

 

Bright/ luminous colours in nature are advertising of danger, yet, counterchange in a sculpture acts as both a harmony and an opposition.

 

 

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