Recently, we received a mysterious black cardboard box covered in white writing and octopus tentacles. The package was from artist Zoë Williams, who surprised us with a wonderful — if unexpected — narwhal felt sculpture.
Browsing her website, I noticed that her body of work features white felt animals that have the feel of manically created figurines. They remind me of porcelain sculptures because of their white color and delicacy.
I’m not sure why Williams was inspired to send us her mini-sculpture but I’m glad she did. I don’t know if it was intentional but I love the fact that the foam pad also resembles waves of the ocean, which could double as the display stand for the work.
Thanks, Zoë for the gift!
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