Helen Thompson, also known as Holy Smoke, is a UK-based artist who creates stunning dog sculptures out of unexpected materials. These unique canines are completely handcrafted and made using wire, natural linen, and vintage textiles by layering them all to make threadbare textures with hanging threads.

The imperfections of the materials and their raw edges make the sculptures look animated, and also, as the author says on her website, they “illustrate the human hand through an emotive process in an attempt to represent the unique spirit, fragility, and character of the animals in their diverse forms and circumstances.” The sculptures are quite different in size, starting at 20cm (sitting position), and the highest being 60cm in height (standing). Scroll down to see these fragile textile sculptures for yourself.

More info: holy-smoke.co.uk

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Linda Wheble
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2 years ago

Amazing work

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

fabulous

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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riley.girl
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2 years ago

SO adorable!!! It looks amazingly real!!!!!

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

just gorgeous

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

amazing I love your work

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

the long neck like my hounds

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

you can come live here gorgeous

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

so funny makes me smile

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

like my old blind dog just beautiful

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

like my boys gorgeous

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

looks like hes sniffing the wind

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

beautiful houns

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

looks like a sight hound

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

yep I know that look

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

gorgeous

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

how beautiful

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Artist Makes Sad Dogs With Old Clothes And The Result Is Incredible

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Red Johns
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8 months ago

wheres the food! I love your work

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