Bestiary by Joana Vasconcelos Looks Delicate and Feminine

By: Meghan Young - Jul 1, 2014
References: joanavasconcelos & trendland
Bestiary by Joana Vasconcelos, an artist born in Paris, France, and based in Lisbon, Portugal, is a series of animal sculptures that have been given a surreal appearance. Covered in crocheted lace, the crab, frog, lizard, ox and horse that make up the collection are essentially lent a delicate disposition thanks to this 'costume,' so to speak.

Showcasing the beauty of handicraft techniques found in Portugal, Bestiary by Joana Vasconcelos revolves around the work of 19th Century artisan Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, who created the animal artworks out of earthenware. Carefully outfitted in the stunning material sourced from the Azores region, these sculptures may be on a smaller scale than the artist is known for, but it makes as much of an impact as cookware footwear and opulent helicopter.