Friday

Realism in Fabric - The Work of Lisa Lichtenfels


I remember when I was young, you used to see funny 3D caricatures of squishy faced old people made out of pantyhose at the craft fairs my parents took me to. Apparently, that technology has been secretly evolving since my childhood and now Lisa Lichtenfels is making some damned real looking people out of the stuff. Mind boggling. You can read about her process and view her ginormous gallery of images here.

via the telegraph.co.uk

5 comments:

  1. I need to go back to bed. It's way tooo early to be looking at this. I first thought it was a woman drapped in tampons. Yes a little warped. Only after reading did I realize that it was a figurine. WOW she is beyond good.

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  2. I had the opportunity to see these pieces in real life in a gallery in NYC... Her work is incredible! And some of them are life sized! I have been a fan of her work for ages and her book is a fascinating read.

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  3. Starfish- Oh, man. I'd love to see these in person. Seems like she's taken this sort of soft sculpture to a whole new level. Thanks for the comment!

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  4. I remember my mom doing "soft sculpture" stitching faces into bits of old stuffed pantyhose. While those were good in a cute way... these are AMAZING! I thought the old woman with the wings was a portrait of a real person, not a sculpture. I'm completely blown away.

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  5. Phoenyx - Yeah, amazing, right? Her attention to detail is mind boggling! Thanks for the comment!

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