Handmade life-size skeleton by Shanell Papp
Canadian artist Shanell Papp crochets forms associated with the human figure, notably crocheting a life-size skeleton stuffed with colourful removable organs.
Although the work was created in 2005, now it has been published in the best design websites. It is entirely made from wool yarn, and includes everything from a soft crocheted heart to ten hollow phalanges. After working for four months on the skeleton, and four months on the organs, the final work was displayed on an actual mortuary gurney.
‘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.‘
More info at Shanell Papp website.