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Toy-like animals

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To many of us toys are precious objects we have grown up with and that can seem to have developed their own personality - as well as deteriorating physically - over time. I try to capture this by making rough and ready toy-like animals with enhanced anthropomorphic traits. They are humorous and perhaps sometimes outrageous, but never malevolent.

Pricing

£15 — £300

Keywords

toys, animals, mixed media, textiles

Disciplines

Textiles, Toys and Instruments

Materials

Textiles, Mixed Media
springy necked rabbits
Photographer: own photograph
The start of an investigation into the influences of toys on my work. These were inspired by a visit to Munich Toy Museum.
hariko tiger
Photographer: own image
My textile version Japanese paper-based hariko toys. Mine do not have the nodding heads however.
roseate koala with head cold
Photographer: own image
A small koala with attitude
mythologically challenged creature
Photographer: own image
One of my ongoing series of creatures - random persistent experiments - made as spontaneously and intuitively as possible. This one seems to be a mythological beast but its species is unclear.
random lion
Photographer: own image
One of my ongoing series of creatures - random persistent experiments - made as spontaneously and intuitively as possible. This one is lion-like in appearance.

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