I’m stunned by these soft sculptures made from vintage textiles by artist Mister Finch.  The style reminds me of animals my grandmother used to make for me from craft store patterns, yet these creatures feel raw and authentic and stained with history.  The material the artist uses is recycled, from “velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress, a vintage apron…  a story sewn in, woven in.”

I always feel a particular excitement when I see photographs of artists’ work that is not photographic, i.e. sculpture or plush.  There’s something about making an object by hand and then photographing it, whether the photograph is intended as solely documentation or the end-product, that I am drawn to.  Such instances allow for artistic, pleasingly ambiguous setup and posing (as in the last image).  I am always on the lookout for more artwork that uses photography in this kind of role.

Visit artist's site: mister-finch.com