soft sculptures 2004

Soft Sculptures

These grossly enlarged toys are examples of my response to a series of small ‘Disney’ characters offered as free gifts with so called `Happy Meals’.

I chose to use fabrics normally for domestic use, curtains, tablecloths and upholstery to emphasise the fact that, not so long ago, toys were made in the home from offcuts. Only recently have toys been used to entice children and their parents to eat in fast food outlets.

Too many Happy Meals 2004

Too many Happy Meals  – 2004

200 x 200 cm

Fabric filled with recycled duvet wadding

'Hanging birds' 2004

Hanging Birds – 2004

60 x 120 cm

Fabric filled with shredded paper