Appreciating Soft Sculpture

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Yumi Okita

Whether they be portrayed in the light, ethereal style of Jannick Deslauriers or in the effervescent, comical voice of Clae Oldenburg, soft sculptures deserve more love. I have spent a lifetime working with fabric and for some inexplicable reason, it is only recently that I have been introduced to soft sculpture. I am currently in the process of making my first soft sculpture for a class assignment, so, In the name of brainstorming, I decided to curate a post celebrating what I think to be a severely under hyped art form. Below are just a few pieces that captured my eye while rooting around for inspiration, enjoy!


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 Jannick Deslauriers, Tank, 2010
 
 
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Paola McClure, Over the Edge, 2008
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  Clae Oldenburg, Floor Burger, 1962
 
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 Jannick Deslauriers, Mushrooms, 2008-2009
 
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 Annette Messager, Penetration, 1993-1994
 
https://i2.wp.com/blog.gessato.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/mocha-dick-by-tristin-lowe-1.jpgTristin Lowe, Mocha Dick, 2009


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Natsuko Hattori, Forever, 2014
 
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Mister Finch, Embroidered Moths, 2012
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