Creatures of Commerce

Creatures of Commerce is a direct response to the discordant nature of 2018. It’s a series of chimeras mashing up creatures, culture, and capitalism. And while I’ve never before been one to indulge my surrealist impulses (it somehow feels like a slippery slope to nihilism), reality is doing a good job of inspiring them these days anyway. Read more

Mandarin Duck Boot
Fiberfill, felt, cotton cloth, FrayCheck, fabric paint, grommets, leather cord
17 x 8 x 4 in
2018

Dracaena Introverta
Hardwood dowel, foam, armature wire, felt, cotton cloth, fabric marker, embroidery floss, FrayCheck
Approximately 15 x 10 x 10 in
2018

Vacanti Mouse ((((( In Stereo )))))
Fiberfill, armature wire, faux fur, felt, cotton cloth, ribbon
13 x 3.5 x 2 in each
2018

Save the Unicorns!
Foam, batting, fiberfill, hardwood dowel, felt, cotton cloth, elastane, embroidery floss, webbing, rope, metal belt parts
Approximately 60 x 42 x 43 in
2018

Sparkling Soakers
Foam, hardwood dowels, felt, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
19 x 9 x 2.5 in; 9.5 x 7 x 2.5 in
2018

UberLift
Foam, fiberfill, armature wire, hardwood dowels, cotton cloth, felt, foam sheets, gouache, fabric paint, ribbon, metal jewelry parts
Approximately 48 x 48 x 24 in
2018


Handba
Foam, plastic pellets, fiberfill, hardwood dowels, cotton cloth, ribbon, embroidery floss
13.5 x 13.5 x 36 in
2018


Pavlovian
Fiberfill, plastic pellets, basswood, brass rod, armature wire, cotton cloth, felt, vinyl, plexiglass mirror, ribbon
Approximately 10 x 10 x 10 in
2018


Common Lobster
Fiberfill, armature wire, cotton cloth, felt, shoelace, embroidery floss
22 x 13 x 5 in
2018


iHear
Foam, yarn, wool felt, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
Approximately 12 x 6 x 3 in
2018

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Slow Food
Fiberfill, yarn, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
11 x 5 x 3.5 in
2018

I once found a recipe for croissant-doughnuts with a prep time of 350 minutes and a cook time of 10. This struck me as both absurd and oddly satisfying, so I saved it for a rainy day. Not long after, Dominique Ansel published his at-home recipe for the original Cronut®: a three-day affair! This somehow felt like a poetic response (read: playful FU) to those seeking a more immediate, Amazon Prime-era alternative to queuing outside his bakery at the crack of dawn or placing a pre-order two weeks in advance. We have zero tolerance for slowing iPhones but somehow still possess an enduring patience for the promise of life-changing laminated pastry.