in ,

Textile taxidermy sculptures of animals made with antique fabrics by Donya Coward

Brief ReviewCreator: Donya Coward. Nationality: British. Base: Nottingham, England, United Kingdom. Main skill(s): handicraft; textile restoration; textile sculpture. Main thematic(s) and/or subject(s) in this/these work(s): animals; taxidermy; and preservation of old materials and craftsmanship. Main style(s) and/or art reference(s) applied: , , , , . Main medium(s): embroidery; fabrics; laces; vintage haberdashery. More info: Website Facebook

The emphasis of my work is about preserving the materials as much as it is about the animal forms being imitated. My work takes inspiration from the imperfections and histories ingrained in the materials, hence why I choose not to was the fabrics as stains, repairs, and markings that have happened due to age, rusted pins or bleaching add character to the colourings and markings of the animal form.

Donya Coward
Textile Taxidermy Sculptures Of Animals Made With Antique Fabrics By Donya Coward 1
Textile Taxidermy Sculptures Of Animals Made With Antique Fabrics By Donya Coward 2
Textile Taxidermy Sculptures Of Animals Made With Antique Fabrics By Donya Coward 3
Textile Taxidermy Sculptures Of Animals Made With Antique Fabrics By Donya Coward 4
Textile Taxidermy Sculptures Of Animals Made With Antique Fabrics By Donya Coward 5
Textile Taxidermy Sculptures Of Animals Made With Antique Fabrics By Donya Coward 6
Textile Taxidermy Sculptures Of Animals Made With Antique Fabrics By Donya Coward 7
Textile Taxidermy Sculptures Of Animals Made With Antique Fabrics By Donya Coward 8
Textile Taxidermy Sculptures Of Animals Made With Antique Fabrics By Donya Coward 9
Textile Taxidermy Sculptures Of Animals Made With Antique Fabrics By Donya Coward 10

Curated by Leandro Lima

CEO-founder of Flooxia. A Brazil-based amateur fine art photographer, among other things, who loves visual arts, nature, science, and innovative technologies.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Black identity: family memories portrait paintings that highlight the African-American diaspora by Jerrell Gibbs

Black identity: family memories portrait paintings that highlight the African-American diaspora by Jerrell Gibbs

The surprising, intriguing, and funny stone sculptures of Hirotoshi Ito

The surprising, intriguing, and funny stone sculptures of Hirotoshi Ito