A motley crew of fuzzy creatures are lurking in a forest somewhere, thanks to a financial analyst turned fiber artist. Using natural wool and a combination of felting techniques, Misz Ajdacki makes a living creating unique sculptures. Although there isn’t a specific theme to his body of work, Ajdacki often combines the whimsical with the anthropomorphic, adding hats, ties, and even leather shorts to various woodland creatures that reflect the absurdity of the corporate world he left behind.
“There are hordes of creatures milling around my head. Some just pop out, some need more time to ripen. They are built from me, my experiences, memories, from the stories I hear, things I read, see, watch. Life itself is quite inspiring, but most of them come from the center of me,” Ajdacki tells Creators.
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See more of Misz Ajdacki’s creations on his website and look out for upcoming projects, like a spider brooch, bunny epaulets, and more bears on Instagram.
The first image reminds me of the Clangers.
(And also of the moldy tea I chased away this morning.)
One of my colleagues felts (does felting?), and she says it’s a great form of stress relief -- a lot of stab-stabbing with a sharp, pointy stick, but you get a nice piece of art at the end. She does clothing, too, it’s quite fascinating what you can get out of a lump of wool.
I do love these little creatures, though. They all seem to have happy little secrets that they’re not sharing.
I’ve never done it, don’t know much about it, but I’d love to try it sometime, just because it looks like fun.
As always, very cool stuff.
I admit that as an electrical engineer, my eyes were drawn towards the circuit tattoo in the first image.
Jim, well, I was drawn to the tattoo also, I’d like to know what it is, specifically, and the whyfor of it all. :D
She keeps trying to get me into it, but I balk at the time consuming aspect of it. It does look like fun, though, and she does some beautiful work (also very cute animals, too).