Dive into the whacky world of British felt-artist, Lucy Sparrow in Felt World – a profile of the artist who transformed her love of sewing into an ambitious vision to create the whole world in felt.
The book depicts Sparrow’s 2014 project, The Cornershop, which catapulted her to fame and saw her transform an abandoned shop in East London into a grocery store, stocked entirely with items hand-stitched from felt.
The book features hundreds of everyday objects and landmarks reimagined into softer, more playful versions. Her masterpieces include everything from Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Giza to tubes of toothpaste and sex toys.
Size (cm): 22 x 22
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Medium: Art Book
Edition Type: Open Edition
Size (cm): 22 x 22
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About the artist
Contemporary British artist Lucy Sparrow works at the intersection of fine art and craft, incorporating textiles into her sculptural installations. Her felt art is a modern (and often adorable) take on Pop Art portrayals of beloved consumer goods.
Sparrow’s first solo show, ‘Imitation’, at Hoxton Gallery, saw her recreate iconic artworks, such as Damien Hirst’s shark in formaldehyde, out of felt. Since then, she has gone on to fill chemists, delicatessens, and bodegas across the world with her fluffy products.
In 2022, Sparrow exhibited ‘Tampa Fresh Foods’ – an entire supermarket stocked with felt sculptures in Florida, and recreated English tea party favourites in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Big Lunch.