Shauna Richardson: Crochetdermy

UK-based artist Shauna Richardson develops life-size animals through the process of crocheting.

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© Shauna Richardson

She uses the term ‘crochetdermy’ to better explain her work which makes strong references to taxidermy. Her pieces are made with materials like coarse wools such as mohair mixes, glass eyes, reproduction claws etc.

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© Shauna Richardson

The free-style crochet technique she applies is executed with a 3mm hook, using one color and one stitch. The direction of the stitches highlighting anatomical features. It usually takes her months to complete one piece.

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© Shauna Richardson

When I entered into art education I thought I would first get to the bottom of what art was, then study and practice it. What followed was an obsessive three year attempt to find an answer to the question ‘What is art?’

During this time I devoured books explored theories and attempted to push the boundaries of those theories to the limit. ‘Anything Can Be Art’ is one popular theory.

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© Shauna Richardson

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