stuffed animal fabric rugs

Artist Agustina Woodgate designs and sews rugs by hand that are made from recycled stuffed animals skins. 
"The process starts with the departure of the loving life objects have when they are in the hands of their owners.The rugs not only reference the personal histories of the toy's owners, but investigate the rug as an object organizing and displaying memories and lineages."

"I am using material people relate to, materials they see everyday (that are) loaded with cultural meaning. People relate to this." We all had stuffed animals, so we have memories to talk to each other about when we're looking at the rug.

"Although the choice of using stuffed animals began from a personal memory, it quickly became an observation about cultural archetypes and our relationship with objects." We imbue life in these objects, and then discard them, but, "These toys exist as memory items and as a consequence it's hard to get rid of them." She doesn't cut the material, she reorganizes it like a puzzle, stitching intricate shapes.