THIS FAT OLD LADY’S FAT FRIDAY – SABINE HOLIK

I didn’t have anything new to report for fat Friday, so of course, I turn to the source of fat art joy – Pinterest, and I found a new artist!  Sabine Holik

Holik works in paper mache; and I love the humor and joy represented in her round ladies. 

I wish Holik’s fat folks had fat legs and arms too, but her figures are all apple and pear shaped with thin legs and arms; but the bodies are well-rounded, so’s to speak.

I admit I also like that a theme for many of the figures is I-see-London-I-see-France-I-see-someone’s-underpants.  Too often men (especially fat men) are made fun of because of visible butt crack.  While these figures don’t show actual butt crack, they do seem to have a problem keeping their unmentionables out of sight – and I love it.

I especially love her dancers.  I am always awed by the sense of movement an artist can instill in a figure, and these are no exception.  I can practically hear the music playing. And then there’s the set of ladies who are caught in the wind – trying to keep their skirts down!

Sabine Holik’s website is

https://www.sabineholik.at/

But it’s all in German, so you might need Google translate.

She calls her creations “cardboard nose ladies” and created her first in 2013. 

I love to look behind the facade and not only see what would like to be shown … and of course there are many misjudgments hidden in my observations, after all, I am a wonderfully imperfect person myself. In a cheerful way I try to capture what is deeply human and at the same time imperfect in my characters, which is our essence and our uniqueness.

With all their charming … or not so charming … inadequacies, the ladies invite us to delight in the wonderful world of non-perfection.

Sabine Holik

Let’s here it for the wonderful world of non-perfection!

I now have a Pinterest page – https://www.pinterest.com/terriweitze/fat-figures-sabine-holik/

And here are some of my personal favorites:

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