November 24, 2011

Crochetdermy at the Museum

I just discovered this website from Artist Shauna Richardson which will be of interest to Museum-goers (you, the blog readers) and indeed her work is featured in the exhibit "The Power of Making" which you can visit through the end of the year at the Victoria and Albert Museum if you're in London,  England. These awesome crochet wall-mounted heads and floor-mounted bodies are life-size and made out of crochet! Her website says of her conceptual art that... "... she uses crochet to sculpt realistic life-size animals - uncanny, taxidermy-like forms. Crochetdermy combines themes such as objects, collecting, craft and realism and experiments with accessibility and audience."  They are amazingly detailed and beautiful and we're looking forward to the completion of her LionHeart project!

Also featured today on Museum of Craftology is ETSY seller Jessica Polka's shop jpolka . Jessica designs some really realistic crochet patterns for cephalopods, corals, mushrooms and more! Check out her Wunderkammer of Natural History in the medium of Crochet!

And if you can't get enough heads on the wall, check out Hannah Reed's ETSY shop Banana Tree Studios for decoupaged Deer Head Wall Mounts. No deer were harmed in the making of these faux-taxidermy heads, and that's just the way we like it!

Happy Thanksgiving!