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Sunday, 23 October 2011

New cool super-size pets from Cosima von Bonin

Cosima von Bonin had an exhibition in the Witte de With gallery in Rotterdam, not too long ago. I find her super-sized pets so cool. The exhibition is called Dolce Far Niente; the art of doing nothing, the series is called Lazy Susan. The animals and setting may be calling up notions of fatigue and inertia, sloth it was called in medieval times, a big sin. However honestly what intrigues me as a crafter is the carefully curated mix of fabric, the patchwork, texture, patterns and thread being used to form sketch-drawings, that gives it a feeling of craft-pop. It;s a much more color-ful mix than when I first saw her work at the Documenta in 2007. It has a great sense of humor and the blown-up proportions create a universe of wonderful fairytale, and in this one the animals are cute, like toys and even though they are so big, you just want to cuddle them. even the big octopus just calls for a hug.

At the end of my previous post of Cosima von Bonin, I have included a pattern on how to make a pet yourself; link
Cosima von Bonin @ Witte de With












Cosima von Bonin @ Witte de With
Cosima von Bonin @ Witte de With
Cosima von Bonin @ Witte de With

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