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.
Stephanie Pokomy wins Halloween with a crocheted luminescent Slimer costume created for her son.
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.
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed characters like these:
More of Shove’s work on her website.