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    Marta Długołęcka: Alice in Wonderland

Baddies, books and bicycles — the crafty skills of Marta Długołęcka

Posted by Liv Siddall,

So what do ice skaters, chefs, architects, and Marta Długołęcka all have in common? Well, they all possess the enviable skill of managing to make what they do look absolutely effortless. Yes these exquisite portraits of recognisable faces such as Frida Kahlo and Hendrix are made of what looks like Fimo but I’d like to see any of you try to squidge a bit of clay into something that looks remotely like anyone, or even make it look vaguely attractive. After honing this skill in the art of moulding and shaping, Warsaw-born Marta has proceeded to apply it to a number of briefs that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with the craft itself. Examples of this include her Dazed & Confused cover and the absolutely inspired selection of famous baddies from history.

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    Marta Długołęcka: In Memory of Frida Kahlo

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    Marta Długołęcka: The 27 Club

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    Marta Długołęcka: Sophie’s World

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    Marta Długołęcka: The Recyclables

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    Marta Długołęcka: Dazed and Confused cover

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    Marta Długołęcka : Villains, Despots and Bad Lads

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    Marta Długołęcka : Villains, Despots and Bad Lads

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.