"Machiko Agano, a Japanese master weaver artist, is widely known for her intricate textural structures. Each structure is tailored to the specific space in which it is exhibited. The majority of her works use fishing line or natural colored silk and steel wire to allow the space to become part of the exhibit itself. It gives the installations a light feeling, almost as if they aren’t even there." text & image via textile arts center
It seems like it was just yesterday that Alicia Scardetta was interning at the Textile Arts Center and beginning to conceive of some really stellar new ideas of wrapping yarn while weaving. But it wasn’t yesterday – it was three years ago! Since her time at TAC she has wasted no time at all, and has been busy at her frame loom while her work has been recognized by Style.com and The Wall Street Journal.
Artist-uncited weaving, shown at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center. The piece is called Trailak (The Three Characteristics of Existence), 2012. __ It is woven entirely of "hair" (unclear if that's human hair, horse hair, or...???)
As part of Textile Arts Center’s mission to act as a resource center for the textile community, we provide a rigorous studio environment which fosters ongoing and thorough dialogue for textile artists and designers with their work. Throughout its nine month cycle, the program offers a supportive community, continuous critical dialogue, and platforms for professional development in an urban setting to compliment the residents’ life in New York City.