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July 7, 2012 2:52 PM   Subscribe

Dutch artist Rosa Verloop's disturbing humanoid figures are made out of nylons all pinned together.
posted by hermitosis (16 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yikes! That's kind of unnerving. Given the cut backs, BBC props department should contract her for the next season of Doctor Who.
posted by arcticseal at 3:18 PM on July 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


Holy hell! That was startling.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 3:24 PM on July 7, 2012


Also, Hans Bellmer.
posted by cmoj at 3:38 PM on July 7, 2012


Bros made of hose
posted by hal9k at 3:50 PM on July 7, 2012 [10 favorites]


This is cool looking, but if you think props departments should contact her, you've got it backwards.

My mother used layers of pantyhose over foam rubber, painted/shaded with spray paint, to make giant faces, prosthetic torsos, and so on, for theater back in the 80s. While my mom is a creative lady, I'm pretty sure she didn't invent this technique, it's likely it was common quite a while before that.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 3:53 PM on July 7, 2012


Reminds me of dried up apple doll faces.
posted by Mister Cheese at 4:08 PM on July 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also Sarah Lucas
posted by snaparapans at 5:29 PM on July 7, 2012


Yup that is definitely frickin' creepy.
posted by smoke at 5:45 PM on July 7, 2012


They're kinda like fancy pickled people.
posted by hot soup girl at 5:59 PM on July 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have one of those big soft back craft books from the 70s with directions on making these. Even as happy Santa sculptures, they're still disturbing.
posted by dejah420 at 6:17 PM on July 7, 2012


The Bellmer Photographs that are most similar are from the series he made using his girlfriend Unica Zürn (NSFW)
posted by snaparapans at 6:24 PM on July 7, 2012 [1 favorite]



They're kinda like fancy pickled people.

Baagh, people do that as gifts? Scary.
posted by sweetkid at 6:43 PM on July 7, 2012


That is great. Disturbing, but great. Not a lot of art really hits me, but this does. I particularly like the first one linked – the one built around the mannequin – for the symbolism and subversion thereof.
posted by Scientist at 9:20 PM on July 7, 2012


I really want to see a "Faces of meth" style layout going from cabbage patch dolls to this.
posted by mcrandello at 12:51 AM on July 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to you, my lad.
posted by kurumi at 9:44 AM on July 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


I think I saw figures like this in the Salem Witch Museum* when I was a kid.

* Not really a museum, just a small set of dioramas that lead into a large gift shop.
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 11:23 PM on July 12, 2012


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