If You Don’t Like It, Lump Nubbin It
I took it as an enormous compliment when the Sidekick showed me these lil’ Lump Nubbins and said they reminded her of me. As in what – wonky? misshapen? oddly colored? Didn’t matter, it’s a compliment and I will take it. Lump Nubbins are created out of recycled paper pulp which is then formed into lumps, dried, painted, and then sometimes covered with mixed media like gold flakes or little outreaching tendrils.
The sculptures are created by Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, an American artist duo (also known as CHIAOZZA) whose work explores play and craft across a range of media, including painted sculpture, installation, collage and photography. These were created exclusively for The Whitney’s gift shop (check out the freaking gorgeous new Whitney building that opened this summer here). They are $175 each, but $157 for members, and then another 10% off when ordering online.