Lise Lefebvre made this faux polar bear rug from recycled wool blankets. These traditionally woven Dutch blankets are being replaced by modern manufactured goods and can often found in thrift stores in the Netherlands where Lise does her work.
A graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, Lise named this piece "Blanket Statement." "I wanted to reuse them in the form of soft contemporary rugs, while hinting at another form of outfashioned interior trim: the classic bear skin rug."
Lise indeed makes an ironic statement using recycled materials in place of an increasingly hot subject, the polar bear, and the effects of climate change on their habitat.
Lise has worked with other recycled mediums in her artwork, including human hair! Check her out here.