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Monkey Shine Studio
Jan Willett of Monkey Shine Studio hand-makes each creature using her own pattern, from carefully chosen socks in bright colors and beautiful designs. As a sculptor, Jan is fascinated by the imaginary line between art object and plaything. Each of her animals is lovingly created as both a soft-sculpture and a toy, equally at home in your curio cabinet and in your child’s arms. Her approach to the sock monkey - an icon of the inventive American spirit - is to re-create it for a new generation, as living folk-art and an invitation to play.