Made by Andrea L Nelson
I have been making found object assemblages for over 20 years but just recently started experimenting with textile art. I envisioned taxidermy head mounts but with rich upholstery samples, vintage tea towels and other found fabrics instead of skin. After lots of searching, Jonni’s jackrabbit and bear patterns were the most realistic and proportional foundations I could find and now papercraft is in my bag of tricks. Instead of adding paper mache to the form, I apply batting and then tailor the fabric pieces on, stitching them in place and distressing raw edges for a more organic look. Noses are painted paper clay. Visit my brand new Etsy store for more images and with more to come at https://www.etsy.com/shop/AntelopeArtsStudio. You can see my other artwork and place-based projects at antelopearts.com.