TextileStories: Caitlin McCormack
Updated: Apr 10
Many of you are probably already familiar with the fragile, haunting, crochet sculptures of artist Caitlin McCormack. So many images of her beautiful work have gone viral in recent years, but do you know the story behind them and where her creative journey is leading her? This week on TextileStories I had the pleasure of speaking with Caitlin about her work thus far and the brave new direction she has taken in her current exhibition “See You All in There” which is on at Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia until April 13, 2019.
In her new work Caitlin shifts the focus from us being the examiners of the work; the specimen-like quality her sculptures have had until now, to the concept of seeing and being seen. Raising questions about privacy and vulnerability, Caitlin has taken a brave new direction, seeking interconnection between different groups and communities and calling us all to be more aware of what is happening in the world which surrounds us.
Direct, and at times quite raw, Caitlin generously shares some of her journey as an artist and this episode is a must listen for anyone who is striving to live a creative life, who has experienced feelings of hopelessness when trying to make a valid contribution to society and for anyone who has ever struggled with depression.
Thank you Caitlin for your honesty and your beautiful work.
See more of Caitlin's work at: caitlintmccormack.com
or follow her on Instagram (she has a wonderfully creative feed) @mister_caitlin
You can see the online catalogue of her work here: www.paradigmarts.org/collections/caitlin-mccormack
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