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soft sculpture

noun

  1. sculpture principally in vinyl, canvas, or other flexible material reproducing objects of characteristically rigid construction, as an electric fan, a typewriter, a set of drums, or a bathtub, in forms having a malleable texture and a liquescent, somewhat deflated appearance.


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Other Words From

  • soft-sculpture adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of soft sculpture1

First recorded in 1965–70

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Example Sentences

The 12-foot-diameter, mostly soft sculpture is designed for lounging, which complements the rest of the work.

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