When I was a child, my favorite pastime was to make things for the people around me. I would draw and create just for the joy of making something unique for that special person. As I grew older, I came to realize that I was losing the sentiments of giving and sharing things that I made with those who appreciate uniqueness.
This prompted me to recreate my personal moments by making plush stuffed toys. I wanted to help people connect with their inner child —regardless of their age— through the experience of interacting with a hand-made toy. I chose various colors of felt to begin hand-crafting ‘HOMELESS CREATURES.’ The look of these toys is derived from a doodle I used to make during my childhood.
These toys will be placed around the city to be picked up by anyone. My hope is to create a moment of connection between myself and the finder of the toy. By this, I intend to initiate memorable personal stories and an opportunity to reconnect with childhood memories.