soft sculpture

Amanda Louise Spayd’s ‘Grape’ for Monsters & Misfits II

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Amanda Louise Spayd is exhibiting 7 resin and soft sculptures as part of Monsters & Misfits II in Japan. Among them is Grape, an original critter who looks to be a wine or jam maker of sorts (yum either way). With those impressive ears, Grape probably stands (well, sits) around 13 inches and the buttons on the arms are a nice touch — like an old teddy bear. With the way these are evolving, I wouldn’t be surprised if these guys soon have movable parts!

A Sneak Peek at Amanda Spayd’s ‘Forgotten Finery’

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Amanda Louise Spayd’s solo exhibition, Forgotten Finery, opens tomorrow at Rivet Gallery in Columbus, Ohio! In anticipation of the event, Mandi has been dropping teasers of some of her new soft sculptures that will be up for grabs. Starting from the top: limited edition Belladonnas (each are an edition of 5 pcs) …

One-off bee sculpts Petite Abeille Rose and Petite Abeille Bleue.

Duchesse: one-off soft sculpt that stands 30 inches!

Little Lamb, Blue is looking rather confused. Love the ears; I wonder if he can take flight …

And last but not least: Allegro, a lovely buttercup ballerina.

Forgotten Finery will be on display at Rivet this Saturday through Mon., April 30th. Reception with the artist on Saturday from 7 to 10pm. Stop by and say hi!

Amanda Louise Spayd Wraps Up Monsters & Misfits II

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With the shipping deadline right around the corner, Amanda Louise Spayd is putting the finishing touches on her pieces for Monsters & Misfits II. After all the sewing, sculpting, painting and spraying, it’s just a matter of sticking cute little clay faces on cute little dumpy bodies. From what I’ve heard, she’ll have about 7 pieces at the show, ranging from her little sack dudes to Skelves to a custom Lizzie. Oh, and lots of candy. Sounds like a whole lot to squee over, I reckon!

Monsters & Misfits II opens April 13th and runs through the 26th at the Kusakabe Folk Museum in Takayama, Japan. Amanda, Chris Ryniak, Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters will be in attendance.

Amanda Spayd’s ‘Forgotten Finery’ @ Rivet April 7th

Colour me envious, Ohio friends, for you have a very special critter congregation taking place at a well-known gallery in a few week’s time …

Ms. Amanda Louise Spayd is crankin’ the old Vesta into high gear in preparation for Forgotten Finery, a solo show at Rivet Gallery in Columbus April 7th.

Mandi has hinted that she’s ‘going for a sort of 18th-Century France/Versailles/Marie Antoinette kind of vibe,’ and from what we’ve seen with her recent sketches, we can anticipate a combo of new 2- and 3-dimensional works. Much more to be revealed in the coming days and weeks leading up to the exhibition — stay tuned!