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Miniature felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

Fox. Miniature felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

Fox. Miniature felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

American self-taught artists of applied art Kiyoshi Mino and his wife Emma create realistic miniature domestic and wild animals and life size sculptures of birds, entirely ​​of felt. The artistic duo work on their farm – Lucky Duck Farm in Illinois. The desire to live on the farm appeared at Kiyoshi Mino after he served in the army, in Afghanistan. It was there Kiyoshi saw village people growing all that they need in gardens, grazing and gathering the harvest. He realized that it gives them the opportunity to be independent of what is happening around, to live without too much fuss and anxiety, take care of the family and the farm, enjoy the simple things such as the sun, rain and cold. Kiyoshi wanted to live closer to the ground and spend more time with his family. Then he with his wife moved to a farm. Inspired by farm life the creative duo Kiyoshi Mino and Emma have created the beautiful gallery of realistic felted animals.

Bear. Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Bear. Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Cat. Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Cat. Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Felted handmade life size sculptures of birds

Felted handmade life size sculptures of birds

Felted handmade life size sculptures of birds

Felted handmade life size sculptures of birds

Hawk. Felted handmade life size sculptures of birds

Hawk. Felted handmade life size sculptures of birds

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture of farm animals by Kiyoshi Mino

felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature realistic felted sculpture of farm animals by Kiyoshi Mino

Monkey. felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

Monkey. Miniature realistic felted sculpture by Kiyoshi Mino

one of a kind needle felt sculpture of an adult male Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

one of a kind needle felt sculpture of an adult male Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Owl. felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

Owl. Felted handmade life size sculptures of birds

Rooster. felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

Rooster. Felted handmade life size sculptures of birds

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