Unique 'Talisman' sculpture made of foam rubber, fabric and various yarns of cotton, linen and wool.
The talisman sculptures were created after making collages in the form of unfolded tea boxes. I wanted to make these collages three-dimensional, intuitively using the filling from an old garden cushion for a first test. After the successful test, I stocked up on foam rubber from a bankrupt holiday park. I prefer to collect fabrics second-hand, in thrift stores and leftovers from theatres and fashion houses.
I build the sculptures by modelling in foam. I saw and cut the mattresses, to stack a shape with small cushions. For each slice of foam I sew a cover, and then tie the slices together. A self-invented technique or new craft, inspired by weaving constructions.
In the meantime, they come in many sizes, shapes and colours, always unique. They invite to be adopted and protect the viewer, like a talisman.
Previously, other Talisman sculptures were exhibited in the Design Museum in Ghent, in Seoul (South Korea) and Lille (France).
Made in my studio in France.
- Figure, Sculpture
- Designer/ Artist
- Saar Scheerlings
- Model/ Name
- talisman sculptuur
- Estimated Period
- Country of Origin
- As new - unused
- 31×15×8 cm