Project Lionheart

Fiber Artists be proud!    A UK crochet artist named Shauna Richardson is commissioned to crochet three 30 ft. lions to mark the 2012 London Olympic games.

From the project website:

Shauna Richardson’s project Lionheart will feature three 30 foot high crocheted lions in a huge taxidermy style case and dominating a Nottingham city location. The lions will be powerful, realistic sculptures that depict qualities associated with the lion symbol and the Olympics – unity, grace, speed, strength, courage, dignity and pride.

The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad  has awarded commissions to create 12 new works of art across the country; one in each of the nine English regions, and in the nations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  I think it is so exciting that one of the artists uses fiber as her medium!  She will be using local products only, and figures it will take her the full two years to complete. 

You can read a lot more about it, as well as see a video interview with Shauna here.

This is taking crochet to a whole new level….  it certainly makes some of my knitting projects seem very tame!  (Although I did knit a beautiful little teddy bear once…..)


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