Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lauri Faggioni

After seeing the Science of Sleep for the second time
I had to track down the artist responsible
for the amazing soft sculptures.

The simple lines, rough linen
and dynamic poses fascinate me.

This is the delicate paper boat featured in the movie.

Of course her houses are right up my alley.

Not to mention the primitive stitched elephant.
I love the reference to vintage patterns and top stitching.

About animation, Lauri says,

“[Growing up] I had an obsession with tin toys, these German windups, and I wanted to learn how to make things move and have certain characteristics, so I thought I was going to have to move to the Black Forest and study watchmaking for 20 years before I could learn how to do it. But instead, in walks this amazing, crazy Frenchman teaching me animation, and it’s the exact same thing only another way I hadn’t thought of before.”

The dish who runs away with the spoon...


  1. I hadn't heard of this movie until you mentioned it and have just watched the trailer. The soft sculptures you've shared are wonderfully whimsical. How do they feature in the movie? Is Stephan or Stephanie the artist?

  2. I will have to look up this movie too.
    The soft sculptures are so whimsical, very clever, you can see their personality, their intent.

    Jacky xox

  3. wat a lovely elefant

    soooo sweet!

    Great protjekt

    greatings send you Conny

  4. Oh..this looks wonderful Grrl!
    In fact ...I would love to watch that movie right this minute... lazy sunday afternoon and all!
    That boat is totally yum!

  5. I haven't seen the movie, but the sculptures ate magical

  6. Loved the movie for the animation :)
    Tanks for sharing.

  7. You knock my socks off every time ... superb post as always ... Thank YOU Gorgeous Grrl. xo

  8. I think she's your kindred spirit...

  9. Have not heard of this either. Love the idea of those old windup toys and how she takes the mental leap towards animation.

    Really i really really want to let that elephant out of the cage.

  10. Well, the movie, sadly isn't that great, but the magical soft toy animation is.

    It's worth it for that alone.

    I think Stephan is the guy in the movie...

  11. the critters are delightful. thank you for showing us!

  12. those little houses are just the bee's knees, delightful post.

  13. Thank you so much for introducing me to this wonderful artist
    She is a delight whimsical but not sickly
    Just plain super!!

  14. What I like is how delicate they look, when I bet they are quite sturdy.

    Off to flix that film.

  15. I love the primitive stitching. When I was a kid, my Dad found a quilt on the side of the road (I promise this is true.)It was made of feed sacks and stitched with an unsteady hand with red thread. My parents kept it as a dog blanket. I have it now and honor it as a treasure. I like to think it fell off the back of a purple and red gypsy wagon.

  16. Intending to return and comment...time got away. I have added the movie to my list. Of course the elephants and their primitive stitching won my heart as did the little paper boat. Unassuming and fragile, two aspects of art that speak so voluminously about the artist. The world always grows wider for me when I visit you. xo

  17. Lovely to visit your blog. I have come your way via Katiecrackernuts. I love the Science of Sleep. Just last night I was searching again on you tube for the scene where the little pony is mechanised and gallops about the room - my most favourite scene. Great to know the artists name now too.


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