17 Jan '12, 10am

Artist Decapitates Recycled Stuffed Toys to Make Stunning, Psychedelic Rugs

Artist Decapitates Recycled Stuffed Toys to Make Stunning, Psychedelic Rugs

Artist Agustina Woodgate makes her skin rugs out of recycled stuffed animals. Keep her away from your cherished teddy bear. Her Skin Rug series consists of a group of rugs made out of dissembled stuffed animals and turned into large quilt-like rugs that almost look like a kaleidoscope. The rugs are themed around different colours, based on what is available. For example, black is not that common or available in animals, whilst brown and white old animals are more popular. © Spinello Projects The inspiration for the project came from her own precious teddy bear, Pepe. She was looking at it one day, without eyes and worn to bits (sound familiar?) and decided that "the teddy bear wasn’t real. It was simply an object. But I also didn’t want to throw it away. That’s when I decided wanted to do something with the bear." © Spinello Projects Warning: This may be painful for some r...

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