Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mister Finch

Mister Finch is a self-taught artist who lives in Leeds in Yorkshire, UK. He makes the most unusual textile insect and animal sculptures using recycled textile. The primary subject matter of his work is inspired by nature. He is fascinated by flowers, insects, owls and birds, as well as their extraordinary nests and behavior.

Artist's statement: "Most of my pieces use recycled materials, not only as an ethical statement, but I believe they add more authenticity and charm. A story sewn in, woven in. Velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become birds and beasts, looking for new owners and adventures to have."

If you want to take a break from your day and spend sometime in the magical world filled with creatures that seem to belong in a fairy tale world then you must visit Finch's gallery


Unknown said...

I love, love, love, Mr. Finch! Yes, his work is a true treasure to the world. He reminds me of Ann Wood, who I discovered on this wonderful blog. They both use antique, old fabrics and up-cycle them into art dolls of animals and insects. But they still have their own distinct styles.

Finch said...

How kind of you to blog about me!
Thanks very much its really appreciated.

Mister Finch

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Thanks for posting, It good to recycle material. I made a lovely seagull out of my old faded white shirt. :)