Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self-Taught Artist Mr. Finch

Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self Taught Artist Mr. Finch textiles sculpture plants animals

Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self Taught Artist Mr. Finch textiles sculpture plants animals

Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self Taught Artist Mr. Finch textiles sculpture plants animals

Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self Taught Artist Mr. Finch textiles sculpture plants animals

Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self Taught Artist Mr. Finch textiles sculpture plants animals

Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self Taught Artist Mr. Finch textiles sculpture plants animals

Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self Taught Artist Mr. Finch textiles sculpture plants animals

Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Flora and Fauna by Self Taught Artist Mr. Finch textiles sculpture plants animals

The self-taught artist Mr. Finch is part hunter, part gatherer and fully genius. Obsessed with the rolling hills and mossy woods near his home in Yorkshire, Finch goes gathering for inspiration. “Flowers, insects and birds really fascinate me with their amazing life cycles and extraordinary nests and behaviour,” says the artist. He then goes hunting for vintage textiles—velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress or a vintage apron—and transforms them into all sorts of beasts and toadstools. The aged feel creates a sense of authenticity, or mystery; as if each piece has an incredible story to tell.

Mr. Finch works alone so all his work is limited. You can see all his creations and keep up with him on Facebook. (thnx, Kirsty!)