Friday, August 15, 2014

BEAUTY: Fabric Art--Lucy Sparrow

Fabric artist Lucy Sparrow has created a monumental installation piece in London. Read the press release from her website:

"An art show truly worth making a fuzz about, Lucy Sparrow’s Cornershop is the fluffiest, furriest shopping experience imaginable. She’s filled a former derelict store in Bethnal Green with over 4,000 handmade felt versions of familiar grocery items – from fish fingers and cans of SPAM to sanitary towels and newspapers, rocket ice lollies and oven chips to ciggies, veggies, and what is most certainly the softest loo roll ever manufactured.

Every single thing inside the Cornershop – the till, the functioning pricing gun, the contents of freezers, the pick ‘n’ mix stand – is fashioned from fabric, and the whole lot took Lucy seven months to complete.

All her highly huggable versions of everyday essentials are for sale, but will stay in the store for a month, during which time a variety of sewing workshops will take place, designed to engage the local community..."

The Corner Shop is located at 19 Wellington Row, London E2 7BB, and is open daily including Sundays, 10AM - 7PM, until Sunday 31st August.

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