Violent Plush Toys by Patricia Waller

Violent Plush Toys by Patricia Waller


You probably think of a plush toy as something very cute and soft you go to sleep with. Well, at least until you get to know Patricia Waller, a German based artist, born in Chile whose toys are a little bit different. “Due to the technique of crocheting – all my works are produced by myself in handicraft – and the selection of the subject-matter, my works seem harmless at first sight. But if you take a closer look, you will discover biting irony and a strong dose of nastiness.” says Patricia. The artist is interested in our fears and our ability to suppress them – that’s why Patricia plays with various themes that we usually ignore like fears of aging, illness and disability. When looking at the pictures, many people don’t realize that these toys are really huge - for instance the shark is almost 6.5ft (2 meters) long!


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