You probably think of a plush toy as something very cute and soft you go to sleep with. Well, at least until you get to know Patricia Waller, a German based artist, born in Chile whose toys are a little bit different.
“Due to the technique of crocheting – all my works are produced by myself in handicraft – and the selection of the subject-matter, my works seem harmless at first sight. But if you take a closer look, you will discover biting irony and a strong dose of nastiness.” says Patricia.
The artist is interested in our fears and our ability to suppress them – that’s why Patricia plays with various themes that we usually ignore like fears of aging, illness and disability.
When looking at the pictures, many people don’t realize that these toys are really huge – for instance the shark is almost 6.5ft (2 meters) long!
Now only proceed if you have nerves of steel and some sense of humor. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe!
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Advertising Agency: BBDO, Dusseldorf, Germany | Chief Creative Officer: Toygar Bazarkaya | Executive Creative Director: Sebastian Hardieck | Art Director: Lena Tuczek | Copywriter: Kenny Blumenschein | Illustrator: Patricia Waller | Photographer: Patricia Waller | Art Buyer: Eva A Wengen | Advertiser’s Supervisor: Verena Schoedel | Account Manager: Bianca Sauer | Account Supervisor: Eva-Maria Kalcker
(All images are ©Patricia Waller, and used with permission)
P.S.: no, really – we don’t sell these plush toys, so don’t send us emails asking where to get those