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.
Niamh at Twin Strangers (lookalike matching agency) writes:
We took to the streets of Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day to ask people did they know who the man (top right) was. Every single person said [native-tongued dreamboat] Dáithí! It is however not Dáithí…it’s ANOTHER man.
We’re just sending this your way because we know you like these kind of stories from time to time…Two beautiful women from Sweden and Ireland found each other on TwinStrangers.com and in the spirit of things we decided to bring these two face-to-face to meet for the first time in Dublin. The results are uncanny.