“I had plasticine in my hands when I was surfing the Internet for memes,” the artist told RBTH.@twibbley
No one knows who she is, but there’s no doubt across Russia’s Internet community that this girl - known as @twibbley on Twitter - is a provocative but talented artist and sculptor. Her online popularity is defined by her art: She re-creates viral memes...with plasticine.
“I had plasticine in my hands when I was surfing the Internet for memes,” the artist, who currently studies at either school or university, told RBTH.
The cat magician known as Vzhuh meme. Source: @twibbley
Among her most popular meme spin-offs are Pepe the Frog (who gained online fame in both Russia and the West), Kermit the Frog (Sesame St.), the cat magician known as Vzhuh, and a small angry bird coined Tak Blyat - who went viral in Russia when someone replaced its wings with a pair of stick arms.
A small angry bird coined Tak Blyat - who went viral in Russia when someone replaced its wings with a pair of stick arms. Source: @twibbley
Her artistry has touched the hearts of many meme-lovers across Russia. “You have a talent; your works are masterpieces, you must auction them, people would buy them for billions, this is very cool,” wrote a Twitter user named @luna6931.
Лепишь всратые мемы из детского пластилина— кощей (@twibbley) 3 August 2017
> это pic.twitter.com/f3wowdKVri
Indeed, the meme-maker has tried to raise money to support her small project and shared her account details online for fans who wish to wire her money.
“Don’t forget to support the project by donating,” posted @twibbley on Twitter on Aug. 4, 2017.
Не забывайте поддерживать проект донатом— кощей (@twibbley) 4 August 2017
Киви 79275968642 pic.twitter.com/7hEymQ6LNl
However, the artist refused to talk about how much money she’s raised so far when talking to RBTH. One can only guess the amount is not enough to support her hobby as she says she probably won’t be doing it for too much longer.
"I have burnt out in some way; it was fun, but it’s not likely I will keep doing this,” said the artist. Source: @twibbley
“I don’t know, I have burnt out in some way; it was fun, but it’s not likely I will keep doing this,” said the artist. Her fans will be shocked by this news - they want new memes made out of plasticine.
Her fans will be shocked by this news - they want new memes made out of plasticine. Source: @twibbley
The tragedy is that the artist had not yet replicated her favorite meme: Eee rock, a burning skeleton playing an electric guitar. “I don’t have enough patience to make this one; it’s not the easiest task to make skeletons out of plasticine,” she told RBTH.
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