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Figurative ceramic sculptures of humans encased in animals by Crystal Morey

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Oakland, California based artist Crystal Morey uses clay to build figurative sculptures of humans encased in animals. Using animals which are either extinct or endangered, Morey’s work makes a statement about the effects of human civilization on animals, as well as the dependencies between different species.

In her artist’s statement, Morey writes: “I am interested in . . . → Read More: Figurative ceramic sculptures of humans encased in animals by Crystal Morey

Gigantic moth and butterfly sculptures created by embellished embroidered textiles by Yumi Okita

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Raleigh, North Carolina based artist Yumi Okita creates enormous textile sculptures of insects, some measuring nearly a foot wide. Using applique and embroidery techniques, Okita embellishes pieces of fabric to form the wings, bodies and faces of flying anthropods like moths and butterflies. Materials used include fabric, fake fur, fabric paint, embroidery thread, wire, . . . → Read More: Gigantic moth and butterfly sculptures created by embellished embroidered textiles by Yumi Okita

Book art by Lynn Skordal

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Washington state based artist Lynn Skordal excavated an antique book to create an interior filled with faces cut from vintage photographs. I love the effect of the multitude of heads mounted on pins inside the book.

See more of Skordal’s work on her website.

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Ceramics by Giselle Hicks

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Montana based artist Giselle Hicks creates ceramic items which evoke the spirit of domesticity and romanticism. A bouquet of tulips. Flowers overflowing from a vase. A tabletop etched with floral motifs and covered with ceramic folded napkins.

From Hicks’ website: “My work investigates the sites within a domestic space that are routinely . . . → Read More: Ceramics by Giselle Hicks

Crochet figures by Yulia Ustinova

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Moscow, Russia based artist Yulia Ustinova is captivated by the roundness of the female figure. Hips, buttocks, tummy and breasts. Armed with a crochet hook and variegated yarn, Ustinova renders the curves, twists and turns, covering the underlying metal armature with a skin of tightly wound fabric.

From an interview with ZoneArts, the artist says . . . → Read More: Crochet figures by Yulia Ustinova

More embroidery on vintage photographs by Hinke Schreuder

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Dark. Delicate. More embroidery on vintage photographs by Amsterdam, Netherlands based artist Hinke Schreuder.

See more of Schreuder’s work here.

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A herd of knitted animals by Hannah Haworth

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Dogs? Ant-eaters? Whatever the species, this pack of magical creatures has captured my fancy. Constructed by Brooklyn-based artist Hannah Haworth, each animal was made with material hand-knitted by the artist herself. I love the way Haworth uses the fair-isle patterns to denote the animals’ legs, body and facial features, emphasizing their ambling motion.

About her work, Haworth says, . . . → Read More: A herd of knitted animals by Hannah Haworth

More photographs of dancers embroidered by Jose Romussi

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Berlin based mixed media artist Jose Romussi embellishes vintage photographs of ballet dancers with colorful embroidery. I’m smitten by this guy’s work. See more of it here and here.

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Willow sculptures of animals by Bob Johnston

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Northern Ireland based artist Bob Johnston constructs figures of domesticated animals out of willow branches. Originally trained as a textile weaver, Johnston applies his love of the tactile to twisting and bending wooden reeds to form these expressive creatures.

On his website, the artist writes, “The sculptures have evolved from the traditional basket weaving . . . → Read More: Willow sculptures of animals by Bob Johnston

Crochet and embroidered sculptures of mold by ELIN

Allergic reactions, asthma attacks, permanent lung damage. Mold can trigger serious health problems. Yet, it is fascinating to behold – expanding, discoloring and deforming its host. ELIN creates textile and crochet nature studies both to wear and to display. See more of their creations here.

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