Dasypodidae, the Armadillo, (mamal, family Dasypodidae) is the subject of this artwork
Close to the earth and to nature, the armadillo is for N.F. a fitting symbol of his archaic, magical work.
As in others of his works, here the materials are common, plain, and simple found items.
Cardboard, papier-mâché, wax and crepe as well as egg cartons, paper rolls and scotch tape ...
Out of this, surpringly individual armadillos are made despite the fact that they are mass produced
Thus each individual is a self-contained sculpture with its own distinctive character
At the same time they can be both, a couple or a big family – and some day a gang or pack of...
The emphatically simple materials and working with pre-existing forms/shapes deliberately tie in with ...
Armadillo, the pack, - a work in progress - expresses a wide range of contradictions.
While each individual armadillo/object is a sculpture in its own right, the ensemble is a work in progress.
A number of prototypes – the primordial family – will be shown in the coming exhibition
Bit by bit the artist will manufacture further Armadillos till the pack is complete
And now some technical data:
Armadillo – the pack is complete in a edition of 555 pieces
The Armadillos are crafted by hand , numbered and signed
They can individually, in pairs or in groups to be acquired.
The price of an Armadillo is 120,- € per piece,
the Prototypes 1 – 10 are already sold