This work documents a self-initiated project
by visual artist Karin Peulen. Made after
observing how rams on the Sint Pietersberg
have a dye daubed onto their undercarriage
so that the ewe's rump is 'stamped' with a
colour after mating, the project had grown
into a partner- ship with Natuurmonumenten
and shepherd Martin Vlas.
Experimenting with these 'stamps', Peulen
specially developed a mixture of natural
pigment, wax and linseed oil so that after
mating a palette of mixed colours and shapes
is created. Her experiment not only provides
insight into the sheep's mating behaviour, but
it also creates a painterly and colourful image
on the grazing flock.
The Risograph prints are made at the van Eyck
Academy's Charles Nypels Lab.
This text was part of the exhibition 'Bronsgroen Eikenhout - van landschap tot achtertuin'
at Bureau Europa in Maastricht (2016).
.Cuisse De Nymphe.