Inspired by the past, Craig Yenke's art evokes a bygone era when the quality of craftsmanship was the most important thing. Craig stresses the importance of collectors knowing that his work is "fashioned 100 percent with my two hands-start to finish". Craig doesn't use any molds or pre-made pieces. "Handmade is the most important aspect to me," he notes" I want every piece to be completely original and unique, displaying its very own character and realism”.
It takes up to twenty individual steps to complete just one piece. They are made from paper mache, cotton batting, and other uniquely selected material for the coverings. The results of his work have been referred to as the heirlooms of tomorrow.
(text from the Craig Yenke website)