Tauba Auerbach has given retired New York fireboat John J Harvey a kaleidoscopic paint job inspired by WWI camouflage and the movement of water.
The artist’s installation takes cues from the work of Norman Wilkinson, who pioneered the dazzle camouflage technique during WWI, painting battleships in eye-straining geometric patterns and colors to throw off the enemy and prevent them from tracking the ship’s course, distance and speed.
“Flow Separation” (2018) by Tauba Auerbach. Credit: Nicholas Knight
Using the boat’s original red and white color palette, she has transformed its skin with bold strokes of color that bubble at the edges like a jet of water.
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News credit : Cnn