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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The New York Corner Shop Art Installation - where EVERYTHING is made out of FELT (14 Photos + Video)

Stepping into your average-looking American corner store where everything you see is made entirely out of felt - from the newspaper being read right down to the gums and candies lined on the shelves behind the counter, would be a most unique experience onto itself. We couldn't help but go around squeezing everything in sight!

Digestive biscuits, Bisto, Red Stripe, KY Jelly and Men’s Health magazine ... Lucy Sparrow has stuffed and stitched them all for her installation The Cornershop. Funded by Kickstarter, the shop contains nearly 2,000 classic groceries; and they’re all for sale.

Lucy Sparrow with her felt edition of the Guardian. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Barcroft Media


Felt biscuits and beer in Lucy Sparrow’s Cornershop. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Barcroft Media


Men’s Health and Advanced Carp Fishing on the magazine rack. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Barcroft
Lucy Sparrow hails from Bath, in the West Country of England and works mainly in felt to create art that evokes delight and emotional responses from nearly everyone who sees it. Her world is very much about being able to touch and feel the work she produces and to bring people closer to her creations.

Squeezable sweets ... Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Barcroft

The fruit and veg stand. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Barcroft


A home pregnancy test. Photograph: Lucy Sparrow

The artist built a similar corner shop in London’s East End filled entirely with 4,000 hand-sewn groceries and decided to bring the installation to America.

Sparrow arranges her pilchard display. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Barcroft


The condiment aisle. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Barcroft


The refrigerator cabinet. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Barcroft


A ready meal. Photograph: Lucy Sparrow

Felt cigarettes. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Barcroft | A soft bottle of Jack Daniel’s. Photograph: Lucy Sparrow


The cash register. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Barcroft


The shop even has its own felt sign. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Barcroft

An American basket of groceries - in felt.


The Cornershop will be open at 19 Wellington Row, Bethnal Green, every day in August from 10am till 7pm.



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Source: theguardian

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