Burt, Hilary, Clive and Dave; meet the latest collection from Artist Daisy May Collingridge. These sculptural human forms, which are completely original and hand sewn, are already garnering international attention for their unique look.
Each bespoke piece takes around 3 months to create and is hand stitched together from hand dyed jersey and cotton, using wadding, beanbag beans and even sand to provide weight and texture. The sculptures can be displayed as static items or can be worn for a more lifelike performance.
Having trained at Central St Martins in London, Collingridge explored a technique called free machine quilting. Pushing the technique to the extreme, she has created a collection of art that sits between sculpture, fashion and performance.
Commenting on her creations, Collingridge said ‘They neither promote or demote one body type. The idea that there even is an “ideal body” is ridiculous. They are creations that are reflective of the human form but with fantasy elements and I really designed them to bring a bit of joy into the world. They, just like people, have their own individual characters and, just like people, some people will be repelled by them whilst others will adore them.’
Photography by Daisy May Collingridge & Mark Sherratt