Net Construction Playground, crocheted by Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam,
Imagine ordering yarn by the ton for your textile art project?
Toshiko is the textile artist behind the amazing net-construction sculptures at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park in Sapporo, Japan.
What a wonderful venue to introduces the best of Japanese knitting to an English speaking audience. Knitjapan provides portfolio and curriculum vitae facilities for Japanese knit artists.
It looks a bit like the work of Ernesto Neto, soesn’t it?
My backyard should be filled with such creations, perhaps building my own hive.
I’d be thrilled to find that the work suddenly come alive…make notice of the fabric taking on new life–swinging and stretching with the weight of small bodies, forming pouches & other unexpected transformations, and utterly filled with joyful sound of children’s undisguised delight exploring a new play space…
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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