Thursday, March 7, 2019

Farmer Who Creates Incredible Three Dimensional Sculptures

Kiyoshi Mino is a needle felt artist based in US. He and his wife have been running an organic farm for the last 6 years. He makes realistic three dimensional sculptures with a needle and a clump of wool.

"I have always loved animals of all kinds and because wool is a type of animal fur itself, it is the perfect medium for realistically sculpting fur and bird feathers. In my work I focus on wild animal species which I try to render as faithfully as possible. I believe that almost all animals have unique personalities and emotional complexity just like humans and my goal when depicting wild animals is to try and convey this idea by capturing these unique personalities."

He has exhibited his work in national galleries including Chamber, and Mobilia. His sculptures has been showcased at IAPM Mall, Shanghai and Fuller Craft Museum. His work has been published by several website like Inhabitat, Cool Hunting, The Cut, and more.