CAPITIBUS / 2018   The Capitibus (‘head’ in Latin) series starts with a polyester head, later replaced by a bronze head cast from the mould of a stuffed cow. The prototype of Holy Cow (2017). The polyester heads and the greenish bronze head are both numbered -both series- from 1 to 8 (indicated on the brass ear tags). The artist chose a more sober design for the unique black bronze head, cast in one piece. The animal…    Read more

CAPITIBUS / 2018

The Capitibus (‘head’ in Latin) series starts with a polyester head, later replaced by a bronze head cast from the mould of a stuffed cow. The prototype of Holy Cow (2017). The polyester heads and the greenish bronze head are both numbered -both series- from 1 to 8 (indicated on the brass ear tags). The artist chose a more sober design for the unique black bronze head, cast in one piece. The animal…
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STILETTO / 2018   Stiletto brings a new element to Herck’s cow symbolism as known from the exhibitions Holy Cow Project and Missing: gilded and bronze cow skulls. A tribute to the highly respected creature, treated by many cultures as a source of life, cow skulls were hung on walls and brought to sacred ceremonies. The Aztecs excelled in skull and bone design. Although it’s carved in our minds when we see a skull it…    Read more

STILETTO / 2018

Stiletto brings a new element to Herck’s cow symbolism as known from the exhibitions Holy Cow Project and Missing: gilded and bronze cow skulls. A tribute to the highly respected creature, treated by many cultures as a source of life, cow skulls were hung on walls and brought to sacred ceremonies. The Aztecs excelled in skull and bone design. Although it’s carved in our minds when we see a skull it…
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THE BARGAIN OF EDEN / 2017   For decades the Garden of Eden has been a fruitful theme in arts. The earthly Paradise and the fall of Adam and Eve as depicted by old masters like Michelangelo, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Paul Rubens, and Jan Brueghel the Elder immediately spring to mind. The nude Adam and Eve have been represented so often they turned into Warhol-like commodities. Yet even though these…    Read more

THE BARGAIN OF EDEN / 2017

For decades the Garden of Eden has been a fruitful theme in arts. The earthly Paradise and the fall of Adam and Eve as depicted by old masters like Michelangelo, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Paul Rubens, and Jan Brueghel the Elder immediately spring to mind. The nude Adam and Eve have been represented so often they turned into Warhol-like commodities. Yet even though these…
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