Hans Silvester - Scarecrows, Ethiopia 04
  • Hans Silvester - Scarecrows, Ethiopia 04

Hans Silvester - Scarecrows, Ethiopia 04

Photograph by Hans Silvester, who visited the Bench people in Ethiopia on several occasions.

The photograph is signed and numbered from 1 to 10 by the artist.

3 formats available : 40x60 cm | 60x90 cm | 100x150 cm

For more information, please contact Frédéric at +33 6 87 32 58 68

Plastic has not yet entered into Bench usage, however, all containers, even broken ones, are used to make scarecrows.

Having photographed the body paintings and decorations of the Omo people, this is the first time that Hans Silvester shows us the expressionist images that bring these creatures of straw, clay and rags to life. The scarecrow was an innate culture that marked the cultivated areas of the countryside and is still practiced by the Benchs. Indeed, farmers make them according to an established tradition that allows for artistic spontaneity. In the fields, these postichous humans have the duty to discourage birds in order to preserve the crops. In addition to their mission of deterrence, scarecrows have a symbolic charge to produce an abundant agriculture.

This photograph, which reveals all the aesthetic research around a modest object, was selected by Retour De Voyage.

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