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Over the weekend we headed over to The School of the Art Institute's 11th annual Spring Art Sale at the Maclean Center on Michigan Avenue. In this diverse selection of jewelry, sculpture, photography, fashion, we took our time wandering the aisles of talent sifting out the weird stuff. In one of the far corners on the second floor, we found Mikey Anderson and a table full of furry monsters.
Earlier this year when we interviewed Cynthia Rowley about her new brilliantly done art site, Exhibition A, we asked her about the soft stuffed animal sculptures we saw on her blog which is now sold in most Cynthia Rowley boutiques. She led us to Mikey Anderson's Yarnies.
Mikey, a fiber studies student and mixed media artist has been making fabric creatures for years. Only recently, he was commissioned by VMAN to create a one-and-a-half foot tall three-eyed silver goat for a photo shoot for an upcoming issue. Although the photo is still in post production, we believe it to to be used for the next quarterly issue. Its involvement in the spread was described to us as the goat turning up to be a mystical pet of a new-age Marie Antoinette in couture.
· Yarnies [Tumblr]
· SAIC [Official Site]