STUFFED (2020)

Scrap fabrics, found objects, waste stuffing, adornments (beads, studs and bristles)

This series was created during the COVID-19 lockdown. The soft sculpture cushions were initially devised as something comforting to handle and to hold within the domestic environment during the turbulent times, but they eventually took on more ‘abject’ associations. The red sleeve from a worn cardigan became a sort of prolapsed anus. Traditional suffolk puffs became ambiguous holes, decorated with hairs and pearl beading. A found dog harness ended up resembling a studded punk or fetish harness...

© Daniel Fountain Artist, 2020

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