British artist Barbara Franc, who creates animal sculptures out of wire and recycled metal scraps, also uses discarded textiles as her medium. One such example is a trio of textile hounds that Franc made for London Craft Week. Other dog sculptures include a beautiful painted dog, which benefitted a PaintedDogs fundraiser, a loyal Airedale, a playful blue greyhound, and a seemingly mixed breed made out of denim. As Franc previously stated, she is fascinated with the form of animals and uses them as her inspiration.
I increasingly use recycled and discarded materials as I enjoy the challenge of transforming something with a past history into something new and exciting… [Influenced by] Nineteenth century animal engravings, domesticated animals and our dependence on them, movement of racing animals such as horses and dogs, skeletal structures both organic and inorganic.
via My Modern Met