Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Art, craft, math

This remarkable textile artist creates not only fine art installations but also playgrounds.  She bases her work in crochet.  Crafts are generally held to product items that are usable but not necessarily decorative.  Art items are decorative and symbolic.  What happens when a crafter makes an item that requires math and engineering skills, that is for use as well as beautiful, and stretches the limits of her craft and materials?  This:

Toshiko Horiuchi

Yes, there are pictures.

What can you do?  How far can you take it?  Perfection of form?  Burst the limits?  Whatever you want.  She has.

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