Appreciating Soft Sculpture
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!
 Jannick Deslauriers, Tank, 2010
Paola McClure, Over the Edge, 2008
  Clae Oldenburg, Floor Burger, 1962 
 Jannick Deslauriers, Mushrooms, 2008-2009
 Annette Messager, Penetration, 1993-1994 Lowe, Mocha Dick, 2009
Natsuko Hattori, Forever, 2014
Mister Finch, Embroidered Moths, 2012

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