soft sculpture

soft sculpture

noun
sculpture principally in vinyl, canvas, or other flexible material reproducing objects of characteristically rigid construction, as an electric fan, a typewriter, a set of drums, or a bathtub, in forms having a malleable texture and a liquescent, somewhat deflated appearance.

Origin:
1965–70

soft-sculpture, adjective
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