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Artist Creates Life-Size Crochet Skeleton Complete With Organs

by Hailey

You may have heard of many unusual things, but have you heard of a crocheted human skeleton? Multimedia artist Shanell B. Papp created a life-size skeleton complete with organs over the span of 8 months. She did this by crocheting separate parts of the human anatomy then assembling them into one big art piece titled "LAB".

As a child, Papp's grandmother ran a junk shop, which sparked her fascination with textiles. In an interview with Bored Panda, Papp stated the following: "I was curious about the human body and I wanted to make a human body. I was interested in medical history and how we attempt to solve everything, but we are fragile."

Fun(?) fact: Papp borrowed a human skeleton from a University for studying purposes while creating this piece.

Fun(?) fact: Papp borrowed a human skeleton from a University for studying purposes while creating this piece.
via: Shanell Papp

The only word I can describe my feelings about the detail put into constructing LAB with is 'impressive'.

The only word I can describe my feelings about the detail put into constructing LAB with is 'impressive'.
via: Shanell Papp

Here's what it looks like all put together. I imagine the assembling of the artwork takes time and effort too.

Here's what it looks like all put together. I imagine the assembling of the artwork takes time and effort too.
via: Shanell Papp

I love that the display stand is a gurney; it really adds an extra something to the artwork and setting.

I love that the display stand is a gurney; it really adds an extra something to the artwork and setting.
via: Shanell Papp

Details on the hand:

Details on the hand:
via: Shanell Papp

Here's what the skeleton looks like without the insides.

Here's what the skeleton looks like without the insides.
via: Shanell Papp

More extra details that give life to the presentation:

More extra details that give life to the presentation:
via: Shanell Papp

Some might call it creepy, some might call it interesting; at the end of the day, all you have to do is admire the detail, research, patience and effort put into Shanell's work.

Some might call it creepy, some might call it interesting; at the end of the day, all you have to do is admire the detail, research, patience and effort put into Shanell's work.
via: Shanell Papp

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