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Tsama Do Paco's Upcycled Clothing Art Features Stuffed Tops & Pants

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Jun 30, 2014 • References: tsamadopaco and recyclart.org
'Vêtements Matelas,' is an upcycled clothing art piece by Tsama do Paço, which turns old clothing pieces into mattress-like forms.

The Vêtements Matelas, or Clothing Mattress art was formed by taking old clothes and stuffing them with lots of wool, to the point of giving the clothes the same level of fullness as a mattress might have. On top of this, there's some stitching and tufting that gives the clothing pieces a more believable mattress shape. However, unlike a mattress, the stitching and clothing pieces are organic in shape, which makes them far more interesting to look at than the average rectangular mattress. Mattresses are usually covered up by lots of bedding, but the use of clothing for these sculptures provide that second layer of protective skin like a blanket.