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Polytopia 8 | by Happy Sleepy
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Polytopia 8

Polytopia is a an ongoing project, a sewn textile exploration of form inspired by geometry, evolution, and utopian states.


It took months to make. Each pyramid is about 6 x 6 inches at the base (15cm) and about 7 inches tall (18cm). The whole piece is 12 feet wide and 9 fee tall.


The fabrics are mostly deadstock, mill end rolls, and the excess of various industries manufacturing luggage, cars, airplanes, household goods and interiors. Most of the materials are various upholstery types, vinyl and nylon, lederette, roller blind fabric, and the silver and gold are foiled nylon wallpaper.


Individual pyramids were sewn, and the pyramids to each other were for this installation stapled. It took about 8000 staples.


It will be exhibited as part of Let's Glow a Happy Sleepy show of paintings, animation, and textile art the Kitchenere Waterloo Art Gallery from 18 January to 4 March 2012.


Polytopia was installed as the coral component of The Reef, upART Contemporary Art Fair, 27 - 30 October 2011, Toronto.


Read more about Polytopia and other Happy Sleepy projects at

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Taken on October 30, 2011