Nancy Fouts is an American-born artist who lives in London for her marketing career. However, it is her fine-art sculptures which has caught everyone’s attention. Her surrealist work poetically marries surprising items; together creating paradox. She has a knack for creating an atmosphere of curiosity and intrigue with her audience. Sometimes her sculptures seem to carry an ambiguous social commentary. Although the artist reassured us, her sculptures are in fact “not [that] deep, but it is entertaining and it makes people smile!” To enjoy more of Nancy’s amazing surreal sculptures, check out her website, here.
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French design company, Frédérique Morrel, is composed of a husband and wife team of Aaron Levin and Frédérique Morrel. Together, they create life-sized tapestry of taxidermy-esk sculptures. Their intricate needlework was featured during Paris Design Week 2011. Made from polyurethane taxidermy molds and then covered in vintage needlework with real antlers, for the deer entitled “Ma Biche” . The couple says, “Our products have been carefully re-made using vintage needlework saved from oblivion in the interest of the redemption of the painstaking work involved in their original creation. When wandering around markets or garage sales we’re often very saddened to see discarded embroidery. We think about the love, time, craftsmanship and patience that went into creating such beautiful things and find it so sad that they end up unwanted and for sale for a few dollars. all of those wonderful tablecloths, doilies and cushions and the skills that are evident in those discarded things are in danger of being lost to future generations.” To see more of the dynamic duo’s amazing work, visit their website here. (via designboom)
Shauna Richardson is a brilliant sculptor/mad scientist who merges teddy-bears and taxidermy. Her creation has coined the term, Crochetdermy. Sculpting life-sized, and sometimes larger than life-sized, animals using friendly and approachable materials. What is even more amazing is that she will be touring around the East Midlands as part of London’s 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Artist’s Take the Lead. Shauna created three monstrous lions which represent Richard the Lionheart’s three lion crest, to celebrate London’s rich history and invite spectators to participate in the activities. Breathtaking! Shauna invites everyone to join in on the fun of the Lion Heart Project! Check it out how to pledge patchwork, here. To find out more about this amazing artist and see the rest of her Crochetdermy series, check out her website, here.