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.

Bound, As it Were by Caitlin McCormack
Ianuaria by Caitlin McCormack
World Before the World by Caitlin McCormack
Night Glaive by Caitlin McCormack
The Drain by Caitlin McCormack

via Laughing Squid


Like what you see, support my art!

– XOXO Laura
 
Confirmed
Tips
BTC: 0.00400000
USD: $1,520.00
DOGE: 8,507
Tip with Bitcoin
1Gz61pe5RLRyDYLNVg1dzdXBXjjxaX4G37

Suggested tip: 0.01000000 BTC. Please send BitCoin tips to the following address:

1Gz61pe5RLRyDYLNVg1dzdXBXjjxaX4G37

Done

Confirmed
Tips
BTC: 0.00400000
USD: $1,520.00
DOGE: 8,507
Tip with credit card


Confirmed
Tips
BTC: 0.00400000
USD: $1,520.00
DOGE: 8,507
Tip with Dogecoin
D7XUsvoWJLyrhwPncDi7oSYbBHkZFp7rXA

Suggested tip: 1,000 DOGE. Please send DogeCoin tips to the following address:

D7XUsvoWJLyrhwPncDi7oSYbBHkZFp7rXA

Done

Authorizing
Validating card ... OK
Charging card ... OK

Your tip of   has been received.

Thank you!

Done