Artist Crochets By Hand These Remarkably Large Sculptures Of Wild Animals

Shauna Richardson is an artist who has created a pretty unique niche: “crochetdermy.” She creates large-scale sculptures of wild animals entirely by hand. Her biggest project was The Lionheart Project, commissioned for the 2012 London Olympic Games. She created three 25-foot crochet lions, that¬†took her two years to make. ¬†They toured across the U.K. in a glass trailer.

Her sculptures feature lifelike poses and expressions.

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One of her more unique commissions, a baboon version of Prince Harry.

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She makes a lot of mounted animal heads.

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Now there’s a hunting trophy I’d actually find cool.

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Check out this brown bear.

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While she usually focuses on larger animals, she also does smaller critters.

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She has also done domestic animals, like this snowy-white bulldog.

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And here’s Shauna herself next to one of the massive lions she created for The Lionheart Project.

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