Are you afraid of the dark? This artist's knitted monsters might make you
You might not want to spend a night alone with Shanell Papp's creations
Forget Hallowe'en — for Lethbridge, Alta. artist Shanell Papp, horror is a daily necessity. Her large-scale knitted works will fascinate you while simultaneously creeping you out, and her studio is a place you'd probably want to visit using the buddy system.
Intrepid filmmaker Josh Wong visited Papp while she worked on a piece for her new exhibition, Based on a True Story, which runs at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum in Estevan, Sask this month. While he was there, Papp opened up about why it's important to her to create stories and creatures that frighten even her.
Based on a True Story. Featuring Shanell Papp. Sept. 8-12 at Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Estevan, Sask. www.estevanartgallery.com
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