14 Mar FLEURANCE our Family Flamingo – Piece of Art by Milagros Vázquez Otero
Our Family Flamingo, which we named “Fleurance”, is a piece of art from the “Antitrophies”-series by Milagros Vázquez Otero
Flamingo Cleaning Itself, 2017
The flamingo belongs to a group of “Antitrophies” which doesn’t want to lose its freedom in a zoo. It doesn’t want to be disturbed by a cameraman or a drone either. The flamingo is just doing what it does four hours a day: cleaning itself instead of posing for a romanticized photo.
Material: paper, paste, wire netting, wood, acrylic varnish with UV-protection
Size: 80 x 51 x 20 cm
About Milagro’s “Antitrophies”-series:
“With this series I’m reflecting upon human behavior towards animals. The series is an appeal to our conscience to prevent the extinction of entire species. It shows us our tendency to regard animals purely as decoration and it is also a denunciation of our cruel animal husbandry system, which is adapted to our thoughtless consumption”.
FLEURANCE was almost waving at us from a very cool and stylish store right next door, the 10119 Design here in Berlin Mitte. Since the flamingo is somehow the “natural mascot” of our company, we were very happy when FLEURANCE joined us to become our “Pet Flamingo”
(Daniel C. Witte, Managing Owner of SAL de IBIZA GmbH)