I was introduced to Horrible Adorables in a roundabout way - one of my previous featured etsy sellers mentioned this shop as a favorite. I checked it out and promptly added it to my favorites! Jordan, the mastermind behind this goodness, answered my silly questions, so read on for her interview!
Tell me some basic info about yourself.
Hello, my name is Jordan Elise. I live in Cleveland, OH above a funeral home with my boyfriend, pet squirrel and collection of odd creatures that decorate my studio. I am a toy designer by day and a quirky faux-taxidermist by night!
I use foam as a base for all my sculptures and layer wool felt over top. I love the texture created by stacking felt and the bold color combinations I can create. I also like that the material does not fray when cut by hand and keeps it's shape! As a finishing touch, I use real glass taxidermy eyes on most of my sculptures.. it makes them look alive (well, sort of)!
A. For my thesis exhibition in art school I created my own "Room of Wonder" complete with Bigfoot wallpaper, handmade specimens on the shelves of a curiosity cabinet and tintypes of "the collector" discovering new species. It was fun to see how all my objects worked together to create a story within one giant installation.