Twigs are good for starting fires, roasting marshmallows—and it turns out—making art. Using found twigs , London-born Chris Kenny makes dancing figures, famous and not-so-famous saints, even a baby.
Kenny is invested in his art. For the past 5 years, he’s been making playful twig portraits daily and posting them on Instagram @twigsaints.
In Chris’s words, “These frail little figures writhe in agony or ecstasy and come together as a portrait of humanity with all our energy and sensuality, our hubris and delusion.”
You’ll definitely want to check more of his work out—especially as it’s not just twigs Kenny works with, but various humble materials: “fragments excised from books or maps, discarded photographs or books.”
For now though, let’s take a look at some of those singular twig figures he’s been creating.