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Clothesline Farm animals graze the landscape in playful illusions by Helga Stentzel

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February 23, 2021

Grace Ebert

“Pegasus.” All images © Helga Stentzel, shared with permission

Instead of throwing an old pair of pants or an old t-shirt, Helga Stentzel puts her tired clothes in the pasture. So far, London-based artist has added Pegasus and Smoothie, a pair of clotheslines for horses and cattle, to her herd of playful interventions hanging in bucolic landscapes. Stenzel’s practice, which she describes as “household surrealism”, dates back to her childhood in Siberia, where she spent hours examining her grandmother’s carpet, birch trunks and random objects for recognizable shapes, including “a stack of buckets resembling the Tower of Pisa”. She tells Colossal.

Prints of the laundry creatures are available in Stentzel’s shop, and you can follow the additions to the ride – the artist is currently creating a few more farm animals while defying the -32 degree weather in Russia – Instagramwhere you can also find a variety of quirky food-based characters. (over Laughing squid)

“Smoothie”

#Animals
#Dress
# cows
#Humor

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