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Mandy Smith and Bruno Drummond: Sandpaper

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Sculpture: Sandpaper creations from Mandy Smith and Bruno Drummond

We’ve all seen paper sculpture before; it’s the impressive 3D stuff cut from sheets of brightly-coloured modelling card that makes you wonder how anyone could have the patience to sit at a desk for hours and ruin their fingertips for just one piece of work. But what you probably haven’t seen before is sandpaper sculpture – same principle, much more dangerous material. Paper sculpture veteran Mandy Smith has just collaborated with photographer Bruno Drummond to produce these uncomfortable looking, hand-crafted creations. There’s a bikini that we’d suggest should never be worn, a slide that encourages severe chaffing and the less said about the toilet roll the better. That’s a nightmare hangover scenario that we never want to experience. Look at that torn roll just sat there, all unassuming looking, waiting to wreak havoc on your undercarriage.

In spite of the fact that these images have started to give us the heebie jeebies there’s a whole lot of skill behind each one and both Mandy and Bruno should be commended for their work.

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Mandy Smith and Bruno Drummond: Sandpaper

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Mandy Smith and Bruno Drummond: Sandpaper

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Mandy Smith and Bruno Drummond: Sandpaper

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Mandy Smith and Bruno Drummond: Sandpaper

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Mandy Smith and Bruno Drummond: Sandpaper