Tuesday 26 February 2008

Suits you sir!

A 44-year-old Dutch artist, Desiree Palmen, decided to attempt the same visual deception as a chameleon.

The difference being that she uses a method that requires a huge amount of effort and attention to detail. She makes cotton suits and paints the camouflage on by hand, painstakingly matching it to the chosen background. Either she or a model then poses in the suit in the chosen place.

"It takes hours for her to paint the suits. First she takes photographs of the scene then, back in the studio, she meticulously transfers the detail on to the cotton suit with acrylic paints."


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