Falsa coralillo, (fake coralillo) 2014

Cotton, fringe edging and sponge
Dimensions: 210cm (high)

“If red touch black, is a fake one,
if red touch yellow, run”

They say that for each poisonous coral snake there is a benign imitator. This is known in biology as adaptive mimesis, some inoffensive snakes emulate the distinctive rings that the real poisonous coral snakes use to send an alarm of danger. I was interested in the use of color as protection, and I made a costume to wear and send a "false alarm" of danger.