Janet Hansen artist

Space Toy

White velvet and faux fur soft sculpture, with internal plastic armature and polyfill stuffing
Illuminated by a variety of single-color LEDs
Custom control hardware and software
12" x 8" x 4"


Imagine a found object, of alien origin. Its shape resembles a creature, but it is also soft, cuddly, and blinking in a variety of complicated patterns. Is it a child's plush toy, from another galaxy? Or is it a live being? Or both?


The clip below shows some of the animation patterns.