ARTS & CULTURE
07/11/2012 08:39 am ET

Rosa Verloop's Cuddly And Grotesque Nylon Creatures (PHOTOS)

Normally pantyhose is most effective when it goes unnoticed. Dutch artist Rosa Verloop would beg to differ, however. Verloop molds, tucks and sews worn flesh-colored stockings to create fleshly objects that range from cartoonish to utterly grotesque.

While most people see deformed body parts in her works, Verloop wrote in an e-mail to The Huffington Post that she herself sees shapes with "power, vulnerability and silence." There is a cuddly aspect to the soft sculptures despite their disgruntled expressions. The works remind us of Yayoi Kusama's soft sculptures with a touch of Lucian Freud's butchered fleshiness .

Enjoy the works below. Perhaps you will be inspired to revamp your own stockings during this heat wave?

Rosa Verloop

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