eleanor Chackee

Born 1960, California
Has practiced at Creative Growth since 2009

Working with fabric scraps, embroidery, crochet, and a constellation of baubles and beads, Eleanor crafts whimsical sculptures that blur the line between formal artwork and functional objects. Her plush forms both intrigue the eye and beg to be handled. Eleanor focuses her work almost exclusively on animals, manipulating faux fur and decorative objects to express the animal’s essence and imbuing each creature with an ornamental quirkiness altogether unique to the artist.