Take a tour through the art of Simon Brown and Katie Corrigan and you'll feel like you're walking through a magical forest. The UK-based creative duo crafts wool sculptures of charming woodland animals like rabbits, squirrels, and owls. They then pair these fuzzy figurines with charming props.
Brown and Corrigan construct their realistic models using needle felting, which involves “stabbing” wool fibers until they lock together and produce a firm, round shape. As a result, the sculptures have a soft and fuzzy appearance that closely resembles the texture of animal fur. And in fact, the finished works by Brown and Corrigan feature a downy exterior that enhances their realism.
After sculpting their pieces, the artists often pair the creations with whimsical or natural props. One work, for instance, features a rabbit sleeping in a crescent moon. Another piece tucks a family of three owls in a circular opening within a plank of wood. While each needle-felted figure is exquisite on its own, these charming touches certainly add an imaginative touch.
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