OEHOEBOEROE – 2017

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2017_oehoeboeroe_3d_printed_sculpture_by_ericvanstraaten-800x800 OEHOEBOEROE - 2017


Title: OEHOEBOEROE
Part of series: Odd Ducks
Designed in: 2016
To be produced in: 2017
Material: multicolor composite 3D print
Print height: 50 cm
Edition: 8 unique pieces
Extra: This design is inspired by an older piece from 2010-2013.

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.


WISDOM
The modern West generally associates owls with wisdom. This link goes back at least as far as Ancient Greece, where Athens, noted for art and scholarship, and Athena, Athens’ patron goddess and the goddess of wisdom, had the owl as a symbol. T. F. Thiselton-Dyer in his Folk-lore of Shakespeare says that “from the earliest period it has been considered a bird of ill-omen,” and the Roman author Pliny tells us how, on one occasion, even Rome itself underwent a lustration (a purification ceremony, including a procession and in some circumstances the sacrifice of a pig, ram and a bull), because one of them strayed into the Capitol. He represents it also as a funereal bird, a monster of the night, the very abomination of human kind. Oehoeboeroe is the wise but annoying owl in the Dutch puppet television series Paulus de boskabouter.