Saturday, January 8, 2011

Frederique Morrel

We've just found out about Frederique Morrel, a French husband and wife artist team. They find old needlepoints and collage them into amazing sculptures!

My Dear, one of their awe-inspiring pieces, was created using a fiberglass taxidermy mold of a deer, which they embellished with realistic looking body parts, such as hooves, eyes, teeth, antlers, etc. After the form of the deer was complete they collaged specific canvases together on top. The inspiration for this piece was 'mating season,' and all of the canvases were compiled specifically for their romantic or erotic themes. The following photos show their process for putting this piece together. Amazing!

As well as animals, they also do human sculptures.

It's amazing what you can do if you use your imagination. Some people think needlepoint is just for pillows, framed art, or furniture, but these artists show you there's so many different ways you can do something spectacular if you are creative!

And look! Their dog even gets to join in on the fun! :)

Check out their website by clicking on their name on the title of this blog. You can see more examples of their work, and if you really love it, you can even commission a piece of your own! A great way to combine a love for art with your love of needlepoint!

1 comment:

  1. These are awesome!!! We've done something similar with a sofa and footstool for a customer using some of her older needlepoint pieces integrated with fabric and "found" pieces, but these sculptures are really great art. Thanks for sharing.