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Protective Coloration

Crystal Cawley

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Aug 1, 2010 – Aug 29, 2010
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Protective Coloration

A color pattern that blends with the environment and increases an animal’s probability of survival.

A strategy that organisms use to avoid or deflect the attacks of predators by misleading the latter’s visual senses.

Protective coloration affords an animal protection from observation either by its predators or by its prey, and can be classified as concealing, revealing, or deceiving.

Crystal Cawley‘s new work combines her interest in the form and function of clothing with the possibilities of paper.

“I savor the challenge of translating the technical details and methods of working with fabric to working with paper. I also love reusing things—all of these garments are made of materials that used to be something else. Family Tree Apron is made of pages from a 1960s parenting book called Mothercraft. I used chopped up art postcards collected from museums and galleries or sent to me by friends for Cold Comfort Coat, and Love Letter Sweater is knitted and woven from letters sent to me by my partner when we didn’t live in the same state.”

www.crystalcawley.com

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