FABRIC SCULPTURE – BARBARA SIMARD
My fabric sculptures can be placed indoor or outdoor (as indicated on the
information tag. Outdoor sculptures can be placed on your patio, balcony or in your
garden. An outdoor finish is applied to protect the sculpture from the weather
and can be gently cleaned off with water. Place in a protected area so the
sculpture is not blown over by wind or by animals. I like to take my fabric
sculptures outside with me during the day and bring them inside at the end of the
day - they have become close friends. When lifting the sculpture, life from the
base the sculpture is sitting upon.
Fabric sculpture is a new passion of mine and there are many steps in their
creation. It all starts with making a wire frame for the body and then giving that
frame bulk. The sculpture is then given the final pose. Fabric is cut in pieces to
cover the sculpture’s body/skin and the clothes the sculpture will be wearing.
These fabric strips are dipped in a fabric hardener (Powertex) and the sculpture
begins. After the fabric has hardened, the sculpture is highlighted or painted to
add more colour. The final step is spraying the sculpture with an exterior urethane
finish. Custom orders are welcome.