Camouflage – Ricky

Music: Edvard Grieg “Morning Mood”

Is it possible to truly camoflauge ourselves in nature? Humans are the one species that has methodically worked to remove ourselves or “rise above” the dictates of the natural world.

I’ve created a very Disney-esque version of camouflage. Here nature is molded to meet human perception rather that humans blending into nature. Human ego is too present to allow us to ever completely disappear.

Consider Tchaikovsky’s sublime ballet, “Swan Lake.” Is it really a reflection of nature or only a mirror to humanities limited self-serving view of nature?


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Camouflage Project in process

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Example of Background Picturing.  The next time you fly on a C-130 Hercules transport and want to hide – wear this outfit.  Afghanistan, 2007.


Example of Figure Disruption.  Burning Man, 2003.


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Dominique Pétrin

Reflective listening is a communication strategy involving two key steps: seeking to understand a speaker’s idea, then offering the idea back to the speaker, to confirm the idea has been understood correctly. It attempts to “reconstruct what the client is thinking and feeling and to relay this understanding back to the client”.

Rapport is a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned are “in sync” with each other, understand each other’s feelings or ideas, and communicate smoothly.

Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another’s position.[1] There are many definitions for empathy that encompass a broad range of emotional states. Types of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and somatic empathy.