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Cushy Abstract Animal Art

Joao Loureiro Creates Large Zoo Animal Scluptures out of Foam

— October 24, 2013 — Art & Design
Artist Joao Loureiro creates fantastic zoo animal sculptures out of foam, resulting in some seriously cushy artworks. The name of this delightful exhibit is 'Zootechnical.' Loureiro puts these exotic animals together by layering thick gray pads of foam on top of one another, and carving them up to resemble elephants, rhinos and other critters.

These soft sculptures actually appear to be made to scale, so observers can now stand next to a full sized elephant without any risk (which is pretty cool). Loureiro doesn't just focus on larger animals in this exhibit. She also includes smaller creatures like pigs, donkeys and even mice.

Since the artist uses foam for her sculptures, they appear to be almost pixelated. This interesting element makes up for the lack of detail featured in these pieces. This zoo animal sculpture exhibit pays tribute to creatures big and small in an unusual way.
Trend Themes
1. Foam Sculpture Art - The use of foam in sculpture art presents disruptive innovation opportunities for artists to create unique and pixelated pieces.
2. Life-sized Animal Sculptures - Creating life-sized animal sculptures using foam provides a disruptive innovation opportunity for the art industry to bring realistic and immersive experiences to viewers.
3. Unusual Tribute Art - The concept of paying tribute to animals through unconventional and abstract sculptures offers disruptive innovation opportunities for artists to explore new ways of expression.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Sculpture - The art and sculpture industry can benefit from using foam in creating intricate and detailed sculptures that offer a unique viewing experience.
2. Exhibit and Museum - Exhibit and museum industries can capitalize on the popularity of life-sized animal sculptures to attract visitors and provide them with immersive and interactive experiences.
3. Interior Design and Decor - The interior design and decor industry can explore the use of foam sculptures as unique and eye-catching installations in homes, offices, and public spaces.
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