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Lorraine Corrigan

Loving these papier mache dogs created by UK-based artist Lorraine Corrigan. She creates sculptures of other breeds but sighthounds appear to be her specialty. Her made to order pieces are created with wire and vintage book pages to capture the delicate forms of the animals and give them a stone-like texture. On an interview with All Things Paper she says this about her work:

“I have always had a love of sculpting since studying art at level sculpture in school many years ago. I knew I would return to this form of art eventually, but never found the right medium. Five years ago I took a course in art therapy and they gave us wire to play around with… I tried to make a dog ( I adore dogs) and it ended up like a deformed lamb. I still have a fondness for that lamb that I kept! A year later I was running an art group for the homeless and thought why not make papier mâché heads of dogs? In my own time, I began to make whole dogs in papier mâché style. I had at last found my medium coupled with my love for sighthounds.”

You can follow the artist on her website and on Facebook. Some of her pieces can be purchased in her Etsy shop, Hounds of Bath.

Images: Courtesy of Lorraine Corrigan.

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