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

images courtesy of shanell papp

 

 

papp, who taught her self to crochet when she was 9 years old, created the skeletal sculpture 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

crochet artist creates life-sized, anatomically correct skeleton

crochet artist creates life-sized, anatomically correct skeleton

  • It is amazing! As a trained nurse i really would LOVE the pattern. Would you share or sell it? Warm greetings from Austria/Europe! Johanna

    Johanna
  • Why is there always someone to correct wording?? it’s an amazing piece of art. Bravo to whomever came up with the idea.
    All you nay sayers show us your projects. If one is a knitter or does crochet would just let that small thing pass. ,

    Libbie
  • I think this is absolutely amazing I love it.Can some one please tell me if there is a pattern
    For this I would love to try and make this.

    Mary
  • Incredible how people prefer talking about the difference between knit and crochet better than to simply enjoy !!!! It’s an article about arts not about knit or crochet techniques! Just call it mixed media if you want !!!!!
    Beside this I think it’s a really nice piece of art

    David morrison
  • Fantastic work. I crocheted the digestive system for a project my Granddaughter was doing at school. Then a few months later I added a head and did my own display ofhealtby/unhealthy eating with lots of different foods I made. This is fantastic work well done to the maker, be proud of yourself. Like others I too would love the pattern details.

    Carolyn Whittaker
  • Awesome talent

    Car
  • Beautiful creation. Crochet can be made to look like knitting…as I do both.

    GA
  • I am a retired nurse. Crocheted (or knitted lol), this is fantastic! I would love it if, when you want to share, you would send me your pattern. I am blown away by this. It looks so real!

    Cheryl
  • I think what you made is great. And if you do not mind I like to to show it to my knitting group.

    Hazel Kroenlein
  • Amazing!! I’m amiddle school bio teacher. Do you have patterns available?

    Doona
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