Miniature Ralph Lauren Sculptures

" A Small Polo Obsession…" Sculpture and art by Joseph Vaughan

Indian Head sweater

Indian Head sweater

The famed “Indian Head sweater”.This has been completed entirely in polymer artists clay, tiny pieces all individually cut with a scalpel, as opposed to using paint.

Joseph writes: “I tend to use only clay when the subject is a knit and the details i am trying to recreate are raised on the item ,such as on a knitted sweater where the artwork/design is created from different colored wool and therefore benefit from being cut from clay rather than painted on.For jackets with printed graphics,the opposite is true: I use paint in a similar way to how graphics have been printed or painted on the original piece of clothing.Of course, cutting pieces of clay which are fractions of a millimeter in size is laborious work under the microscope”

The “Indian Head” sweater, as it known to RL collectors, is a popular but very rare piece.In 2013, Ralph Lauren released an interesting new twist on this design with an almost ‘folk art’ silk/lined sweater top with loose,unhemmed yarn with multiple layers and various different threads.However this sweater from 1994, remains a very popular and iconic piece.

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