Other Works > Un-camouflaging

2012-2014, Windsor, ON

In Forms of Awareness: Ghillie Suit, military camouflage is re-positioned in the open air of suburban neighbourhoods. Ghillie appears in various green spaces such as green zones, naturalized areas, trails and spaces slated for suburban development. Though she inspires a range of reactions, she often remains unseen. In Scottish Gaelic, the term Ghillie was often used to describe a servant or lad. Often assumed to be male, Ghillie recalls many human/plant hybrid creatures and monsters such as swamp thing or nature spirits that can be found across cultures including Scottish Ghillie Dhu, a wild but gentle spirit of the woods. Born in Windsor, Ghille may serve as a foreboding or protective guardian figure.

Alana Bartol
archival inkjet print
57 x 76 cm
Alana Bartol
archival inkjet print
57 x 76 cm
Un-camouflaging #13
archival inkjet print
57 x 76 cm
Un-camouflaging #19
archival inkjet print
57 x 76 cm
Un-camouflaging #15
archival inkjet print
42.6 x 72.4 cm
Un-camouflaging #16
archival inkjet print
57 x 76 cm
Un-camouflaging #18
archival inkjet print
42.6 x 72.4 cm
Alana Bartol
archival inkjet print
42.5 x 64.8 cm
Ghillie II
archival inkjet print
61.87 x 74.78 cm