CROCHETED GOSLINGS |ˈkrōˈSHāted ˈgäzliNGs| 1.- the art of crocheting small stuffed Ryan Gosling's movie characters developed by The Lexicographers's Mom, mastermind behind "Granny Went Nuts Creations". The aim of crocheting Gosling creatures has no practical use rather than becoming the most precious treasures of The Lexicographers.
Adela, the artist, started working on crocheted dolls back in 2006 when she inaugurated her very own collection with The Munsters Family amigurumi. Thrilled by the success of her creations between family and friends, she decided to reach more ambitious goals such as recreating her very own favourite film characters of all times: Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker (Paul Newman and Robert Redford in The Sting) were soon joined by The Dude, Sobchak and Jesus (Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and John Turturro in The Big Lebowski), Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), Leonidas (Gerard Butler), Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man I), Whiplash (Mickey Rourke in Iron Man II) and The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) to name but a few ...
Her crocheted Tony Stark " Monaco race suit with armor suitcase" won the first prize in a contest set up by the Bible of Robert Downey Jr online -Downey Unlimited- and her creations have travelled from Madrid to Germany, Australia, Canada and the United States, where they happily live with their step-families.
The Pictorial Gosling Compendium is proud to announce that "Granny Went Nuts" went nuttier than ever,taking the challenge set by The Lexicographers of creating a Crocheted Version of "Driver". And voila! Some heroes are real ... and some others crocheted:
On the right, Drive Crocheted Version Press Junket Cover. Please click to enlarge.
Below, Crocheted Driver close ups: with hammer, toothpick, shades and bloody satin jacket ... Click to enlarge.
Crocheted Driver: The process of gestation of Driver took two weeks. The artist received some graphic proves of the subject she had to clone: Driver by the window, with his hammer, with the blood splattered satin jacket, details of the Scorpion and the yet mythical driving gloves. The Lexicographers composed a kinda "Gosling Wall", pretty similar to the ones that -always crafty- serial killers do, as source of information for the artist.
The next logic step was purchasing the materials, trying to recreate the look and vibe of the real accessories. This way, chocolate leather lace was purhased to crochet the driving gloves and pearl satin and dark truffle lace were purchased to crochet the jacket, while hair, the skin of the creature, aviator shades, jeans and boots were all made with wool. Inner shirt was made with white cotton and the scorpion on the back was made with felt, adding some shadows with ink.
Finally, a tea-tree oil organic hand-carved toothpick was added; after all he has to chew it all day!
In October 10th 2011, Crocheted Driver was uploaded to the galleries of pictures that Film District and Nicolas Winding Refn have in facebook.