British artist Shauna Richardson invented the term Crochetdermy® to describe her unique body of work - realistic life-size animal sculpture created using crochet.
Richardson uses craft to explore conceptual art. It has long been widely accepted that ‘Anything can be art’. At first glance this notion seems liberating, but perhaps ‘anything’ has its limits. It is this area, around the boundaries, that Richardson explores. Although concept is the foundation of her work, she presents her ideas in what appears to be the antithesis of this.
By employing traditional craft, objects, the plinth, accessible motifs, the artists hand, audience, realism, and popularity Richardson asks questions that challenge ideas about art.
Crochetdermy® pieces have become highly collectible and commissions are created for collections around the world.
Crochetdermy® is a Registered Trademark