Caitlin McCormack creates crocheted animals that appear to be decaying. They are delicate corpses crafted from cotton, string, and glue. To produce each of her sculptures she must stiffen the string which produces a consistency similar to the bone tissue of the animals she is recreating. Documented on dark backgrounds, the details of her creations are all the more apparent, string dangling from bits of the animals’s arms and wings as if it was truly decomposing.
McCormack studied Illustration at the University of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Her work will be featured within Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular at The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York which runs through October 15th.Her new show, Lazarus Taxa, refers to certain zoological species that disappear from the fossil record, only to reappear, sometimes millions of years later, suddenly. Caitlin McCormack’s work, constructed of crochet techniques and discarded elements from the world of thread, show dimensional skeletons and lightly tactile skulls and bones and spines that portray this reference.