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Miniature felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

Fox. Miniature felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

A Fox. Miniature felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

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.
According to Kiyoshi Mino, the desire to live on the farm appeared after he served in the army, in Afghanistan. It was there Kiyoshi saw village people growing all that they need in their gardens, grazing and gathering the harvest. Thus, he realized that it gives them the opportunity to be independent of what is happening around. Besides, the opportunity to live without too much fuss and anxiety, and take care of the family and the farm. Also, 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

A Bear. Miniature felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

Miniature felted animals by Kiyoshi Mino

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