Crochet Animal Skeletons by Caitlin T. McCormack

Philadelphia based artist Caitlin T. McCormack creates these eerie looking crochet animal skeletons using cotton string and glue.

"The act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue produces material that is structurally similar to delicate bone tissue. The string implemented in this process can be viewed as the basic cellular unit of fabrication, and by utilizing media and practices inherited from my deceased relatives, I aim to generate emblems of my diminishing bloodline, embodied by each organism's skeletal remains."

"For a while the objects had sort of a totemic property and I wanted them to rematerialize my dead relatives."

"I’ve always been fascinated by entropy, and things disintegrating and then building back up into other forms. By using a material that wasn’t necessarily bio-matter inherited from a dead relative, I could reconstitute it in some other shape and, in some way, have them for a little bit longer."

McCormack work will be featured within Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular at The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York which runs through October 15th.

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