Camoufleurs (2014)

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This wall mural is based on the disruptive camouflage patterns used on naval battleships during WWI. The theory behind disruptive camouflage is that, while it technically makes an object more visible, it distorts the perception of movement, speed and direction, making a moving target much harder to hit. This particular pattern is drawn from an archival photograph showing the Women's Camouflage Corps painting an example of dazzle camouflage on a landlocked boat used as a recruiting station in downtown New York City in 1918.

Women's Camouflage Corps At Work, July 13, 1918, toned gelatin silver print, typewritten caption on paper, 22.67 cm x 19.36 cm, Western Newspaper Union Photo Service