SPOONBILL – 2017

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The image above is a computer generated image.


Title: SPOONBILL
Part of series: Odd Ducks
Designed in: 2016
To be produced in: 2017
Material: multicolor composite 3D print
Print height: 60 cm
Edition: 8 unique pieces
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NOTE: The picture on this page is a render: a computer generated image of a sculpture to be 3D printed. In the actual 3D printed sculpture details, colors and print height may vary. All changes are at the discretion of the artist. Gallery prices will be, depending on the size of the piece, roughly between 2.000 and 6.000 Euro.


WANTON
The roseate spoonbill is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast of the United Statesand on central Florida’s Atlantic coast. In the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, many European (white) spoonbills appear. In 17th century Holland, the spoonbill was a symbol of wanton, alcoholism and slander. For the explanation of this symbolism one must look at the long beak. The heron and stork too have long bills, but much more than these two the spoonbill sticks his beak deeply in the mud.