A work from group exhibition ”The Bambi Project“.
”He came into the world in the middle of the thicket, in one of those little, hidden forest glades which seem to be entirely open, but are really screened in on all sides. There was very little room in it, scarcely enough for him and his mother.“ (F. Salten, Bambi: A Life in the Woods, 1928, p. 9)
Eike Eplik’s interest was caught by the special thickets found in Estonian forests that deer have turned into their sleeping areas. They can be recognized by freshly dug ground surrounded by different plant vegetation. Deer beds are small, usually meant to fit only one animal. These hidden places where animals and plants become one united biomass are a necessary shelter, place to feel safe and rest. Using a concrete block and bent wire, Eike recreates a deer bed in order to create a symbolic representation of a very fragile, but necessary personal space.