With a background in painting, drawing and traditional sculpture, Shove Mink (AKA Croshame) begrudgingly took up crocheting in October 2009. What was at first a tenuous relationship with the craft soon blossomed into an all-out obsession when Shove began making her own macabre amigurumi designs in Janurary 2010. Her newfound love and fervor for the medium prompted her to concentrate more heavily on her art than ever before, and she quickly built up a large array of charmingly disturbing crochet characters, as well as learning other fiber art mediums and techniques along the way.
Shove graduated with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from California College of the Arts in 2002. Born in San Francisco, CA, she currently resides with her husband Chuck and Pomeranian Manson in Denver, CO. An avid movie and art history enthusiast, Shove has also authored several zines and comic books. For more of her work, please see her fine art site ShoveMink.com.