The Making of Eleanor Davies’ Giant Pom Pom Sculpture

Craft & Design
The Making of Eleanor Davies’ Giant Pom Pom Sculpture


We’ve featured plenty of pompom tutorials in the past, but fiber artist Eleanor Davies has taken the pom pom process to gargantuan proportions with a massive yarn sculpture called “Over 200 Beautiful Colors.” I love how Davies turns such a common craft project into something so complex and imposing by simply taking the process to an extreme which, according to her artist statement, is something that certainly interests her.

My practice stems from a fascination in the agency of objects, and how our use and engagement with them is coloured by gender, class and taste. Current work focuses on the role of the accessory. The potential transformation and activation of the accessory is central to my interest in the performance, indulgence and fetishisation of objects.




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Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.

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