Karine Jollet: Anatomical Fabric Sculptures

Karine Jollet creates amazing fabric sculptures, many of which are anatomical.


In her own words:
Fabrics are materials that came naturally to me as an analogy to our own biological tissues: bones, fibers, crystals… I start with old bed sheets and shirts, embroidered handkerchiefs and second-hand fabrics that I cut up, put the fragments together, pad them and then sew them by hand. In this way I reconstruct different body parts (arms, legs, heads) and several organs and bone structures.


Observing anatomy fills me with wonder and respect. In my eyes, there is nothing morbid in anatomy; I can only see beauty and the wonderful complexity of forms and of vital functions.


My sculptures are white to remind us of an invisible universe, far away from our own world, a dimension of unity and purity. White allows me also to connect all sculptures among themselves, to create a line of connection beyond the singularity of each work and recreate the complexity of the universe they remind of.


I love the idea of using household fabrics to construct models of human anatomy. She does a beautiful job, managing to balance the visible seams of the fabric with the precise design of bones and organs.

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Karine Jollet


7 Responses to “Karine Jollet: Anatomical Fabric Sculptures”

  1. druidwinter Says:

    Reblogged this on winterdominatrix and commented:
    Women’s art

  2. I’ll take a dress shirt please, XXL.

  3. bettiemuldoon Says:

    Individually beautiful, but put them all together, and WOW! For me you are spot on with the observations, Dana. I know you’ve had some rough days this week, and I appreciate the extra insights especially. xoxox

  4. 13hearseman13 Says:

    Great find as usual. You know I am partial to sculpts. And brains. That one with the spine needs antennae. FIEND WITHOUT A FACE! Need to see that one again.

  5. These sculptures are so clever, and for some reason I find them wonderfully relaxing too. It’s partly the absence of colour I’m sure, but also the intricacy of design, which really draws you in (and yeah okay, probably cos I’m weird…)

    Plus: Double result! I was googling to find out a bit more about Karine Jollet, when I stumbled across the MEDinART website:
    Oh Dana, if you’re not familiar with this site (though I’ll bet you already are) you should definitely visit; you’d love it! -Nx

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