Philadelphia based artist Caitlin T. McCormack creates beautiful, eerie looking, crochet animal skeletons by stiffening cotton string with glue to produce a material that is structurally similar to delicate bone tissue. Recycling materials that she inherited from her late grandmother, McCormack uses the process of crocheting to cope with the loss of her grandparents. "For a while the objects had sort of a totemic property and I wanted them to rematerialize my dead relatives." she explains, I’ve always been fascinated by entropy, and things disintegrating and then building back up into other forms. By using a material that wasn’t necessarily bio-matter inherited from a dead relative, I could reconstitute it in some other shape and, in some way, have them for a little bit longer.
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via [Beautiful Decay]