Chicago-based textile sculptor and artist Lana Crooks makes tiny sculptures from hand-dyed wool and silk that look both beautiful and creepy at the same time. Crooks painstakingly pieces together bits of fabric to create anatomically accurate bird and insect skulls. She will be showcasing her most recent work next month at the Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco.
These plush toy designs look like something out of a Tim Burton movie, combining the morbid and the beautiful. Lana assembles each of the delicate pieces using laser-cut, hand-dyed wool and silk. She usually displays them under a glass dome or inside a shadowbox.
The painstaking process of creating these scary and fascinating sculptures results in mesmerizing art that includes moth-like creatures and embroidered bird skulls, like “Bone China” which was recently exhibited at the Winter Salon IV exhibition at the Stranger Factory gallery in Albuquerque, NM, opening December 4, 2014. Those who’d like to get their hands on one of the pieces can order them online, directly from the artist.
Via This Is Colossal