"The act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue pr. oduces material that is structurally similar to delicate bone tissue. The string implemented in this process can be viewed as the basic cellular unit of fabrication, and by utilizing media and practices inherited from my deceased relatives, I aim to generate emblems of my diminishing bloodline, embodied by each organism's skeletal remains."
Caitlin T McCormack is a Philadelphia based artist who does really incredible sculptures. I immediately noticed all the similarities in her work and mine. I work with thread and she works with yarns and string and crochets them together and/or uses glue to sculpt them. There is a lot of overlap in our use of materials. Her pieces also have a very scientific quality to them, which has been really attractive to me. I think she is very successful in making deceptive pieces in that when you first glance at them, it looks like an animal skeleton, but in fact, she made it and manipulated the materials with her hands. I try to surprise the viewer in a way, with my use of materials. I think we both have a fascination with bones and those are motifs in her work as well as in mine. I am extremely impressed by her pieces. I think that sculpture might be something I should explore because it can be so powerful. I am really inspired by her work and I may want to even experiment with similar techniques
I adore her work and think it is so creative and inspiring. I can see her pieces influencing me a lot.
Check out more of her work here:
and she has an adorable blog:
I am an art student at Maggie Walker and this is the place where I talk about what we're making and what we're learning... Through this I can pour out my heart about my artistic experience.