Celeste Nelson, Mischief and Little Suzy, Soft sculpture, 2019
Curly Shurley, Soft sculpture, 2019
Broccoli Head, Soft sculpture, 2019
My work explores the relationship between comfort and disfunction. I repurpose second hand stuffed animals bought from thrift stores, disassemble them, and hand sew the pieces back together, creating a new more personal and complex soft sculpture. My materials allow me to work intuitively to create pieces that are organic and flow naturally. By utilizing familiar images and objects I can create work that sparks a mix of emotions. My sculptures are tactile and meant to be picked up, squished, and snuggled. They express a complex personality.
Celeste Nelson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama but currently resides in Atlanta. She is attending The Savanah College of Art and Design as a printmaking major but has found a love in textiles and soft sculptures. She is working to combine the two mediums for her future work.