Arches text weave, book cloth, Davey board, waxed linen thread
The Soft Family is a story of sacrifice. Overcoming deficiencies of self, whether inflicted or congenital is no easy task. To soften these harsh realities, I created a children's story for adults. The characters of the story (Oswald, Ophelia, and Olive) were stuffed animals I created in my studio while exploring empathetic personification. The story that sprung up around them played upon the hyperbolic nature of a child's perception.
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Hassard, Alesha M., "The Soft Family" (2014). 2014 UCF Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit. Image 10.