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STAHLHEM 42

2021

Stahlhelm M42  comprises five horseshoe crabs with words embossed with sand on their surfaces. As the sentence progresses, the letters and the size of the crab become more prominent to infer and incite a growing  panic. The styling of horseshoe crabs refers to the  Stahlhelm M42, the symbol of the German soldier of  World  War II, invoking pause, fear, an enemy. The sand sticking to the crab is dark in color, accentuating the sentence  written in terror embedded into the "metaphorical" helmet. It evokes a growing sense of fear with the words growing because it implies leaving something familiar and reassuring. The conquest of the world always has something frightening in itself. 

STAHLHELM | 2021 | sand on horseshoe crabs | 50 x 10 in 

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STAHLHELM 42 | 2021 | sand on horseshoe crabs | 50 x 10 in  (detail)

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STAHLHELM 42 | 2021 | sand on horseshoe crabs | 50 x 10 in  (detail)

STAHLHELM 42_2021_50x10in_SCARED_Capucine Bourcart_WEB.jpg

STAHLHELM 42 | 2021 | sand on horseshoe crabs | 50 x 10 in  (detail)

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STAHLHELM 42 | 2021 | sand on horseshoe crabs | 50 x 10 in  (detail)

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STAHLHELM 42 | 2021 | sand on horseshoe crabs | 50 x 10 in  (detail)