This art object the Pompon Tiger is originated from the idea to create a trophy, which was only struck down by an assembly of wool pompons. Extravagant and humorous, but also with the irritation that the tiger triggers in the viewer as an apparent trophy of an actually threatened race.
A sea of woolen balls in a tiger stripe-pattern spreads in a life size tiger-silhouette. The undulating but soft surface contains almost 1400 wool pompons, which reach a height of up to 13cm. The stripes are each hand-wounded inside the woolen balls, and arranged together that this typical stripe pattern including the color gradient is achieved. The head of the tiger is formed by a mold sewn from felt, inside with filling cushion. This soft sculpture gains a total weight of approx. 45kg. Eye sockets, muzzle, tongue and teeth are felted and formed from wool. Eyes are out of glass and beard hairs are imitated by quills. All used materials are of high quality corresponding to superior merino wool. This object is entirely handcrafted and made in Germany at MYKs studio in Berlin.
The dimension of the pompon tiger is: Width 180cm, length 270cm including the tail; head height approx. 27cm. This object can be customized only in color. Limited to 10 pieces.
Price on request.