A corpulent stuffed body sits behind a window, his eyes fixed on what's outside. He looks helpless. Arms hang limply by his side. From behind the glass the sculpture silently screams to the unsuspecting passer-by: love me. His eyes are mirrors. The reflection of our own buying behavior. Our need to follow fashion or customary habits of a group. The identity that we derive from religion, brand names, celebrities, trends, video clips, fashion magazines and TV. The room is too small for his huge body. Hungry for attention and recognition. A glutton for more, better, nicer and more luxurious. K(n)udde is a contraction of the Dutch word for hugging / stuffed animal and 'herd animal. His textile skin a patchwork of different colors. Like our own society that offers a wide variety of cultures. The skin colors refer to the skin itself and identity. The skin marks a boundary between the inner emotional life and the life that we show. The ego behind which we hide.