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Don’t Spoil Your Toys Original by Christina Wigmore

Don’t Spoil Your Toys Original by Christina Wigmore

SKU: 003

Screenprint and embroidery on canvas


The artwork recalls fond memories of a precious childhood object (the ballet dancer on top of the music box). Despite our parents’ advice: ‘don’t cut the dolls hair’, ‘don’t pull at the ballerina on the box, it will break’; rebellious and curious children ignore their parents advice and their toys get broken and they are discarded s they are no longer beautiful or useful. 


  • Taking inspiration from everyday objects that have been kept for sentimental, practical, or unexpected reasons, I aim to explore the joy of re-using and re-imagining materials, textiles, and objects that may otherwise have been discarded or put to the back of people’s minds. With a Punk and DIY sensibility of reusing, repurposing, and disrupting systems, my process involves building layers of imagery through collage and by shining light sources through everyday objects and deconstructing and reimagining them physically and digitally so that parts of them object can be reused, repurposed, or digitally transformed into new textile and surface design objects or projected as an alternative to physically printing a design on fabric.


    Nostalgic connections to objects and places offer opportunities to involve people in the design process and reflect on personal experiences and meaning. Textile and surface design products and commissions mix craft and heritage processes with new technology. Finding partnerships and collaborations to show work that tells a story in community and public spaces is a particular area of interest.


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