Crochetaxidermy? Oh YES!

Crochetdermy, as in Shauna Richardson’s work, combines themes such as objects, collecting, craft and realism and experiments with accessibility and audience, evolved out of the exploration of the theory that  ‘Anything can be art’.

Shauna uses crochet to sculpt realistic life-size animals – uncanny taxidermy-like forms.

In 2009 Shauna won ‘Artists taking the lead’ part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad with the ‘Lionheart Project’. For two years she has been creating the largest single-handed crochet sculpture in the world. The finished piece will be housed in a mobile glass taxidermy style case and tour throughout 2012.

Despite the enormity of the Olympic project, in the last six months Shauna has managed to fit in a very unofficial portrait of Prince Harry commissioned by the Guardian Weekend Magazine, and winning ‘Best Sculpture’ and the ‘Overall Gold Award’ at Art of Giving held at the Saatchi Gallery. She will be exhibiting a life-size brown bear in ‘The Power of Making’ at the V&A – Sept 2011 – Jan 2012.

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  1. […] And this year, it is the second time that I go WOW with a knitting artwork/marketing. The first time was when I saw Innocent “Age Concerns” marketing campaign, followed by the incredible Shauna Richardson’s Crochetaxidermy. […]

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