ANTIMONI started making plush toys when she was at university. In some way she wanted to push the boundaries of what an art student could submit, but she also just really loved toys. And so, in 2011, the original monsters were born.
ANTIMONI has always been drawn to the anthropomorphic nature of toys. As a child she built worlds in her bedroom, using monopoly money as currency and a train set as transport. Communities and personalities would emerge, portrayed by small plastic figures and fluffy animals. Whilst she loves to paint and record her experiences through photography, the concept of creating art that can be physically handled and experienced excites her even more. Toys are a link to our childish nature, fascinated, imaginative and sometimes a little bit squishy. ANTIMONI believes that there is space for more of this softness in this world, toy-related or otherwise.
In the future ANTIMONI would love to experiment with new and innovative technologies but for her first endeavour she simply picked up a needle and thread.