Bearskin worn by beserkers, ferocious Viking warriors, in the belief that this would endow them with the spirit of the animal and enable them to go ‘beserk,’ a particularly violent example of man’s domination of nature. This new mural, Berserk (2022), brings together several projects by Bosmans that explore animal skins and their markings: how these have been interpreted by man, and how man has influenced them through selective breeding. The design also features a caparison – a decorative, protective cape for a horse – used historically as a way to announce the owner’s identity, like an animal-borne advert. To counter-balance the exotic polar bear and noble horses, Bosmans selects the modest hedgehog as the third main motif of his composition. He sees the hedgehog as the embodiment of a collector, as they were said to collect fragments of fruit on their spines by rolling on the ground. In his choice of imagery, pattern and the grand scale of this piece, Bosmans references epic murals, while simultaneously employing the wall-painting itself as a collecting device on which to present many of his smaller Legends, each one of which tells a related story. In this way, his pictorial construction replicates the experience of reading and researching online, where one can move fluidly between different windows of data, at the risk of being overwhelmed with visual information.