Crochet Artist Creates Life-Sized, Anatomically Correct Skeleton


crochet artist creates life-sized, anatomically correct skeleton
We’ve seen a lot of crocheted items in the past – granted, they are mostly food but every now and then an artist will surprise us with a take on the craft inspired by the body. Last month psychiatrist Dr. Karen Norberg added to her ongoing fascination with cerebral art with her anatomically correct, model of the human brain. Now we’ve discovered artist Shanell -Papp who has crocheted a whole cadaver, creating bones and organs out of wool to fill this life-sized skeleton.

 crochet artist creates life-sized, anatomically correct knitted skeleton
Papp, who taught herself to crochet when she was 9 years old, created the skeleton for an open research project on textiles, anatomy and art, called BAWDY. She received her MFA from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010.
crochet artist creates life-sized, anatomically correct knitted skeleton
‘I made the skeleton, in order to explore my body while I was an art student at the university of lethbridge‘, she explains. ‘Before making this work I had a keen interests in medical history, Frankenstein, enlightenment thinking, the Victorian period, the birth of industry (textile production), crime investigation, mortuary practices and museums….I made the work to explore my interest in the human body.‘
crochet artist creates life-sized, anatomically correct knitted skeleton

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