Berlinde De Bruyckere: Romeu, 'my deer'
Alongside the human body, the deer plays a prominent role in De Bruyckere’s work in 2012 – the deer is a majestic ambassador of nature often presented as flesh-coloured antlers masterfully rendered in wax. The photographer Mirjam Devriendt shows the fragile and vulnerable sculptures in a unique setting, an abandoned house in the old town of Ghent.
The accompanying text, by Caroline Lamarche, reads like a fairy tale about the life and work of a sculptor and her urge to create. ‘Romeu, my deer’ is De Bruyckere’s most personal book. It recounts the story of intense memories, and describes the process of creation.