The act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue produces material that is structurally similar to delicate bone tissue. The string utilized in this process can be viewed as the basic cellular unit of fabrication, which engenders the constituents of a personal taxonomy; my thoughts and experiences have been embedded in the lace-like skeletons of apocryphal organisms. By constructing the remains of beings that are composed of equal amounts of something and nothing, these works reflect upon the inevitability of disintegration.
Caitlin McCormack is a 2010 University of the Arts graduate with a BFA in Illustration. She has exhibited work throughout the region and has most recently received representation from Paradigm Gallery + Studio in Philadelphia, PA. When she is not crocheting animal skeletons out of string, her time is spent sewing little pairs of pants for tiny clay people.