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The life sized crocheted and knitted figures of Finnish artist Liisa Hietanen – all modelled on friends and neighbours in her hometown of Hämeenkyrö. She sez:

“I meet my models in natural everyday situations. The process of choosing a model is intuitive. The person depicted might be someone I meet in the library, in the locker room of the gym, or walking their dog on the way home. I don’t know most of my models beforehand but as the process goes on I get to know them.”

Once complete, Liisa’s yarny doppelgängers are displayed in the town and have also featured in group exhibitions.

More of her work here.


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Animal sculptures wrapped in five-needle lace, handmade cotton crochet webbing by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. The animals are reproductions of oversized ceramic pieces by the 19th century Portuguese artisan Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905).

The idea being to one-up the works with an overlay of feminine domesticity, radicalising preconceived notions of modernism, tradition and motherhood.

Where is your God now?

And we’re done here.