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Rousseau, Chantal
Squirrel Working Out: Burpee Squirrel Working Out: Burpee
2017–2020 2017–2020

The burpee, a squat thrust with an additional stand between repetitions, is a full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise. The basic movement is performed in four steps and known as a “four-count burpee.” Chantal Rousseau has created a series of animated GIFS featuring squirrels doing fitness training excercises. Each GIF is created with a slow process of drawing successive watercolour renderings on paper, with each step then scanned and sequenced.

 
Rousseau, Chantal
Montreal QC 1975 Montreal QC 1975
Squirrel Working Out: Burpee Squirrel Working Out: Burpee
2017–2020 2017–2020
Animation/GIF Animation/GIF
size variable; looped
Gift of the Artist, 2020 Gift of the Artist, 2020
63-006.01

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