Singaporean Artist Gains International Following For Her Sculptures Of Body Parts

A Singaporean student has gained an international following on social media for her macabre sculptures of body parts, including a pie with little hearts for filling, tiny baby faces in pistachio nut shells and miniature brains.

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Saying goodbye to this baby today 💕

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Artist Lim Qi Xuan, who goes by the moniker qimmyshimmy online, has more than 115,000 followers on Instagram from around the world. She finds inspiration from everyday objects, and pursues her hobby despite being a graphic designer by profession as “there is a part of me that just wants to make things that express my inner world and strangeness”.

“I was trying to showcase a future scenario of genetically modified animals, and started sculpting then,” she said.

“I have always been quite fascinated with the tactility of flesh and skin,” she said.

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Sundays are for making sweets 🍦🍨🍧

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Objects have two sides to them, she said. She mused that flesh is symbolic both of life and death, as something that can at once be capable of being alive and pulsing, but can in the next moment lose that quality.

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The weekends are way too short~ I miss this 💔

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She compared it to how people find realistic dolls pretty but do not want to sleep in the same room as them.

“I like my art to have that similar tension; to present something precious and charming, but then there are these little elements that creep you out,” she said.

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There is a group on Facebook who claimed my works to be ‘New sweets from Thailand’ and because this piece of fake news has turned quite viral and started to spread to other channels, I feel the need to address some things: 1. My works are not sweets. I am a sculptor and my works are far from edible. 2. Also, my works are NOT manufactured so there is only one piece of each. They are artworks and will be priced as such. So yes, you should really, really not eat them even if your body can magically digest polymer clay. Aside from not crediting me and claiming my works as theirs, I heard that some platforms have been deleting comments of people who tried to clarify matters by linking my instagram handle. So if you chanced upon a post making such claims, please help by clarifying matters in the comment section so that people will not continue to be misinformed. Thank you! 💕🙏🏻

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Maia was… a year ago? 😌

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Limbs for lunch 👅

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My oily little things 👶🏻

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What are you having for dinner? 🤚🏻

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Everyday will be Valentine’s

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Squishy squishy 👶🏻

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This has taken awhile, but my pricelist is ready for distribution! Please note that: 1) My works are between 800-1200euros and pleasssseee don’t ask for a discount 2) If some works are already sold or reserved, please do not ask me for something similar cause I only make one edition for each piece 3) The prices of the works do not include shipping and please note that the buyer will be responsible for the shipping fee. All works will be shipped from Eindhoven. So the nearer you are to the Netherlands, the better :) 4) Some works which are extremely fragile will only be sold upon self-collection only (if any buyers from NYC are interested, I will be there at the end of the month so I can bring it over) If you are interested in the pricelist, please send me a DM with your name and email address and I will get back to you when I can! Also please be very very patient because I have a lot on my plate at the moment ❤️ kisses!

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If I ever start a cereal company…

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