TEDDY VESSELS [ALSO KNOWN AS OUR FORMER BEST FRIENDS], 2022
MA DEGREE WORK 2022
This research explores repurposing possibilities of discarded stuffed animals through their design variables: colour, form, texture, and print to create sculptural textile objects by means of deconstruction, patchwork and sculpting techniques.
The outcome is a collection of 7 textile objects with a suggestive function, but the material it is constructed in challenges it. They extend from recognisable vase forms to forms that almost are unrecognisable. These objects place themselves in the field of not only textile design but also functional art and contribute to the field by suggesting a new usage for an atypical material, discarded stuffed animals.
The collection Teddy Vessels [also known as our former best friends] proves that discarded stuffed animals still have a place in our lives even though we have forgotten them.