Although they look warm enough to hang outside on a cold winters day, these crochet covered animals are far too fine to face any inclement weather. Conceptual artist Shauna Richardson has been creating the full scale, witty yet beautiful pieces for a while now, further pushing her theory that “anything can be art.” She say that her Crochetdermy:
“combines themes such as objects, collecting, craft and realism and experiments with accessibility and audience.”
Now, her latest work is jumping up significantly in scale. For the last two years she has been creating the largest single-handed crochet sculpture in the world. Measuring a whopping 16 meters long and 4 meters high (52 by 13 feet), the sculpture will feature 3 monstrous lions and be transported in a custom-built glass exhibition vehicle prior to the opening of the 2012 Olympic games in London. The piece, called The Lionheart Project, was 1 or 12 commissioned for the festival from an initial group of 118 applicants. See photographs at the bottom of this post, then head to shaunarichardson.com and lionheartproject.com.
Now, that’s a lion. The Lionheart Project.