Adorable, cheerful, and slightly dazed, this eccentric miniature ensemble is the latest from a Moscow-based artisan Natasya Shuljak ((previously). Made from felted raw fibers, the expressive characters are characterized by mood and play. Petals sprout from ambiguous creatures while other chubby animals exude a calm and joyful air.
As Shuljak’s style of dry felting has emerged in recent years, she shares that her current concern is to find new ways to create without the help of tradition. “There is a lot of abstract in my work, and I want to reinforce that feeling,” she says, noting that she may be inspired by other art forms such as sculpture and architecture. “These spheres are united through the language of expression: the character of the line, rhythm, texture, color, etc.”
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