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Rousseau, Chantal
Squirrels Working Out: Burpee [animation cells] Squirrels Working Out: Burpee [animation cells]
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. This image is one of the watercolours used in this process.

 
Rousseau, Chantal
Montreal QC 1975 Montreal QC 1975
Squirrels Working Out: Burpee [animation cells] Squirrels Working Out: Burpee [animation cells]
2017–2020 2017–2020
Watercolours on paper Watercolours on paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program, 2020 Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program, 2020
63-002.01

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