Caitlin McCormack Crochets Animal Skeletons
My southern grandma had beautiful crochet pieces that were made by women in our family; a family full of women who needle point, crochet, knit, cross stitch, sew, and etch glass (my rebellious aunt). Because of this, I have an affinity for artists who bring traditionally "female" materials into modern practice. Caitlin McCormack is one of those artists. Glue soaked string is crocheted into imaginary creatures' skeletons. On her site, she has this to say about her process:
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.
via Laughing Squid