The Fleshlettes

Jonathan Payne Fleshlettes

Jonathan Payne Fleshlette Tonya
“This is Tonya, she’s the matriarch of the Fleshlette family.”


Jonathan Payne Fleshlette Toni
“This is Toni. She smells. None of the other girls pick her to be on their team. She can type 90 wpm.”


Jonathan Payne Eileen Fleshlette
“She is named Eileen (for obvious reasons).”


Jonathan Payne Richanda Fleshlette
“Here is Richanda, the 6th fleshlette. She is similar to the others except for one key difference: her singing voice.”


Jonathan Payne Fleshlette Gisele


Are they making you slightly uncomfortable?  These little “tumorous balls of flesh”, called Fleshlettes, are the creation of California-based artist Jonathan Payne who specializes in creature and character design. Sculpted from materials like super sculpey, polymer clay, acrylic, and even human hair, each Fleshlette has a name and unique personality. They’re so grotesque they’re almost cute…


[spotted by Steven Trotta via Design Taxi]


3 thoughts on “The Fleshlettes”

  1. These look like real tumours called Dermoid cysts;
    “A dermoid cyst is a cystic teratoma that contains developmentally mature skin complete with hair follicles and sweat glands, sometimes clumps of long hair, and often pockets of sebum, blood, fat, bone, nails, teeth, eyes, cartilage, and thyroid tissue.”
    When I was at Uni learning about these I imagined them more like little trolls with red hair (as the hair is often red), but these are way more imaginative!

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