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. She constructs extremely realistic small anatomical specimens from hand-dyed silk and wool. Fascinated by “the antique, the creepy, the cute and the mysterious” Crooks has received numerous accolades for her plush toy designs and is a member of the Oh No! Doom Collective here in Chicago.