Have you met Troy Emery? I discovered him while I was researching the recent pompom project round up. He covers polyurethane animal mannequins and taxidermy forms with pompoms. They are adorable, strange, and sometimes a little scary. Meet the "Small Companion":
This one is called "Dysfunctional Camouflage."
This untitled piece reminds me of one of those hairless cats.
Troy also works with yarn and tassels. This black dog is pretty unnerving.
...but not all of the yarn/stringy ones are as menacing. Take the "Wooly Woofter," for example.
I love this one, called "Portal to a Better Place."
These pieces make me think about using pompoms to create patterns, using them to cover a three-dimensional surface, and to think of other unexpected materials I could use to cover a shape.
There's lots more to see on Troy's website, so go take a tour! xo
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.