Art “Hang on,” Helga Stentzel’s work about climate change
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“Hang on,” Helga Stentzel’s work about climate change

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Emanuele D'Angelo

It’s called “Hang on” and it’s the new work of Russian artist Helga Stentzel, a unique artist capable of creating surrealist images from simple garments.

So scarves, socks and t-shirts are transformed into animals like the polar bear that he made to raise awareness about climate change and sustainability, issues that we all have to face and that are becoming more and more impressive, as demonstrated in recent days by the melting of the world’s largest iceberg (about the size of a quarter of Wales).

The choice of the polar bear in fact is not random, as we know it is one of the animals at risk of extinction and the few remaining are forced to live in a territory increasingly reduced and less suitable to their needs.

Helga Stentzel has decided to let her art speak for itself, using “Hang on” as a means to reach people’s subconscious and somehow make us all open our eyes to this dramatic situation.

But beyond “Hang on”, the artist has managed to transform other pieces of clothing into animals, each character has a unique personality, a distinctive voice and a story to tell.
In “Smoothie” for example, she managed to recreate a perfect silhouette of a cow using only a shirt and a small two-tone T-shirt.

“I’ve always been a creative person, and growing up in the Soviet Union taught me a lot about reusing, reinventing and creating things from scratch. I found both the functionality and visual appeal of my designs very important, hence my desire to mix art and DIY. Also, I like it when my things are multitasking.”

Hanging out laundry can undoubtedly be tedious, but it’s safe to say that Helga Stentzel has found a perfect solution. Her ideas may look easy, but they require a good amount of imagination and visualization.
Another of her beautiful creations that you absolutely can’t miss is “Pegasus”. Here the artist instead of throwing an old pair of pants or a t-shirt decided to give life to mighty equine, continuing her serious that she calls “domestic surrealism”, here are all the photos.

Helga Stentzel
Helga Stentzel
Helga Stentzel
Helga Stentzel
Helga Stentzel
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Written by Emanuele D'Angelo
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