unconventional materials: - usually flexible - and considered those of the rhelm of craft
- wool, yarn twine
- plastic bags
- tissue paper
- cray paper on the wall
Molly Roth http://www.alishahenson.com/2009/07/
Molly Roth http://letoilemagazine.blogspot.com/2007/05/weekend-whats-what-511-514.html
Molly Roth http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2010/01/roth_nagy_and_f_1.html
Rupert Ravens: http://newarkusa.blogspot.com/2008_05_11_archive.html
Claire Lieberman : http://newarkusa.blogspot.com/2008_05_11_archive.html
This "work comprises a white painted shape on the floor on which Claire diligently placed something like 2,000 individual, movable, silicone-gel, comma-shaped forms, whose colors she took from peacock feathers." - L Craig Schoonmaker
Hammerbraid by Alina Tenser taken from: http://newarkusa.blogspot.com/2008_05_11_archive.html
AMY HAUBER -
"explores fantasy and desire in these media-saturated trying times through sculptural tableaux, personalized ceramic and rubber gags, personal avatars, video, painting and a forty foot long, droopy, filthy, soft-sculpture rainbow. Hauber works across media disciplines; her projects utilize and investigate collaboration, digital and material culture and the construction of morality, identity and aesthetics in contemporary society. This show contrasts the paranoid result of technological development with the body's need for physical interaction.
Chicagoans might remember Amy Hauber's installation "Ovaries and Advanced Degrees" from our booth at the Stray Show in 2003 or from the "Hysterical Pastoral" show at the Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, a show that was reviewed by Fred Camper in the Chicago Reader. She has twice been a resident artist in the John Michael Kohler Arts Center's ARTS/industry program and her ceramic work was featured in American Craft Magazine: Portfolio Amy Hauber December/January 2002. Hauber received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lives, works and teaches in upstate New York."
taken from the site: http://www.westernexhibitions.com/current/hauber_oresky/index.html
taken from: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/05/04/2560399.htm
"In the Countryside" - Nina Braun
Nina Braun : http://mocoloco.com/art/archives/005536.php
For more cool soft sculpture images - are also here: http://mocoloco.com/art/archives/005536.php
found this one for Sophia
Lisa Congdon's soft sculpture of an anatomical heart
Taken from: http://fullywounded.blogspot.com/2009/02/interests-research.html
Soft sculpture as mockery
Image taken from: http://www.geekologie.com/2007/10/21-week/
here are some more
Soft sculpture - often by the nature of the material can breech difficult topics otherwise untouched by regular media and art. No matter what your response to this is - it's super interesting to see the debate that occurs.
far more interesting than any pillow fight I've ever seen.
by Jenny Ryan
as quoted by the article http://boingboing.net/2008/12/10/soft-911-sculpture-b.html
"Some might think Johnny Ryan and Jenny Ryan's Soft 9/11 trivializes a horrible tragedy, but that kind of knee-jerk reaction prevents them from contemplating this profoundly heartfelt work of art. (Compare it to crass exploitative garbage like this.) It belongs in a museum."
i think it's amazing that 7 years later people are still enable to touch the subject.
should she - should she not??? I'd love to hear your thoughts as well
Here is some former student work of interest
MORE - fall 2013, Spring 2012
Fall - 2013
"Owl Dress" - Jessi A."
Kara wearing Jacob's Lady Gaga soft sculpture head gear
SOFT SCULPTURE I've seen OTHER CLASSES Display: