35 amazing works of felt Irina Andreeva
Irina Andreeva - artist and master sculptures of felt. She has an incredible gift to pass through their creations warmth, comfort and tenderness of the world. Irina master of his craft and for many years creates felted toys. In any work of Irina main character stands a sweet girl felt that deals with their "household chores": watching TV, riding a bicycle, drinking tea, playing with pets and caring for plants.
In addition to stories with a girl, heroes of these fabulous works are: cats, tigers, birds. Irina says that he never called his creations dolls. This is more than a doll, it's almost living things with his life story and his thoughts. Irina herself is very kind suitable for any of its work, and all because it is driven by love, inspiration and enjoyment from the process.
Irina was born in a small town Sarapul, Udmurt Republic. As a teenager, she studied at the Izhevsk Pedagogical University at the Faculty of HUDGRAF. Once married went with her husband in Moscow, who was offered the job of the designer.
Select the felt, as the main material for the work it was completely random. Felt saga began with the manufacture of boots and hats for her son and a variety of handbags and jewelry for herself and her friends. But soon Irina got bored and rich creativity demanded implementation on a wider scale. So one day in her life were felted sculpture. The first cow was created from felt, shortly after she was born milled composition under the name "Eve Rib". Then began a new round in a creative way of Irina Andreeva.
According to the masters, felt - incredibly plastic material that lends itself to the desires of the person who works with him, at the same time leaving room for unexpected transformation. I do not know exactly what kind of toy or sculpture will eventually. The whole process of making soft sculpture - a painstaking and hard work that requires a huge impact and time. Irina sometimes have to work day and work on one track may take several weeks.
The inspiration for their touching stories the artist draws from childhood memories and observations of their children. Another idea for the composition often presents a cat named Murka, which always accompanies Irina during the making of felt masterpieces.
Felted sculptures made of white, gray and beige and graphite felt with a rich variety of shades of gray and black, are true works of art, worthy of the highest praise.
To date, the collection of Irina Andreeva has more than hundreds of dolls and toys. The exact numbers do not even know the artist herself, but she did not exactly stop going because of her work allows people to meet with childhood and warms their souls.
With sculptures in felt craftswoman has been repeatedly participated in various competitions, exhibitions and festivals, which received the top prizes. Irina and her felted toys regularly participate in the international exhibition of artistic dolls Vahtanov Gallery in Moscow and are on permanent display in Moscow Central House of Artists. Her creations are in private collections around the world, particularly the UK, the USA and Russia.