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Bearskin rugs aren’t to everyone’s liking, but how would you feel about stretching out on a teddy bearskin rug? Argentinian artist Agustina Woodgate creates intricate and colorful hand-sewn rugs using the ‘skins’ of salvaged stuffed animals. It all started with her very own teddy bear:

On an interview with Sight Unseen, she says:

It was simply an object. But I also didn’t want to throw it away. That’s when I decided wanted to do something with the bear. In the beginning of the process, I had no idea what was going to happen. I went to a thrift store, got another bear, and started playing around. I looked at all the components that make up a stuffed animal: the stuffing, the fabric, the stitching. I wanted to approach an everyday object in the hopes of making something new.

Visit Agustina Woodgate’s website to explore more of her artwork.

[via Beautiful/Decay]

Fairy Tale Meme:

8 Heroes - [Bearskin]

“For the next seven years you must not wash yourself, nor comb your hair or beard, neither must you cut your nails nor say one paternoster. Then I will give you this coat and mantle, which you must wear during these seven years; and if you die within that time you are mine, but if you live you are rich, and free all your life long.”

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Using salvaged materials Boston based artist collective !ND!V!DUALS  create sculptural installations occupied by large-scale or life-size characters and creatures that are influenced by 1990′s cartoons, animations, and film set designs. Creatures and anthropomorphic beasts have been the focus of work as well as an interest in creating environments and transformative art experiences. The narratives are fairly open, but encourage viewers to be transported into the world of there humorous and playful sculptures

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"For the next seven years you are neither to wash yourself, nor comb your beard and hair, nor cut your nails, nor say the Lord’s prayer. I will give you a jacket and a cloak, which you must wear during this time. If you die during these seven years, you are mine. If you stay alive, you are free, and rich as well, for all the rest of your life." The soldier thought about his desperate situation, and having faced death so often before, he decided to risk it now as well, and he entered into the agreement. The devil took off his green jacket and gave it to the soldier, saying, "Whenever you wear this jacket and reach into its pocket, you will find a handful of money." Then he pulled the skin off the bear and said, "This shall be your cloak, and your bed as well, for you are to sleep on it, and you are not allowed to lie in any other bed. Because of your clothing you shall be called Bearskin." With that the devil disappeared.
—  "Bearskin" by the Brothers Grimm (read it here)
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