The Silk Vortices by Akiko Ikeuchi

By the Japanese artist Akiko Ikeuchi.

When I was a child, I remember trying to weave bracelets with sewing thread instead of embroidery floss… too light, too fine, always tangled… an impossible project. I guess that’s why these pieces of art impress me ! Patience is a virtue that inspires me…

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Quand j’étais toute petite, je me souviens avoir essayé de tisser des bracelets avec du fil à coudre plutôt qu’avec du fil à broder… Trop léger, trop fin, toujours emmêlé… un projet impossible. Je crois que c’est la raison pour laquelle ces œuvres m’impressionnent autant. La patience est une vertu qui m’inspire…

The installations are constructed from extremely delicate silk threads, and despite the chaotic appearance of the knotted webs Akiko plans each work as an architect would plan a building with precision blueprints that involve a complex internal framework. The resulting works evoke powerful forces of nature: tornadoes, whirlpools, and perhaps even galaxies themselves.

Via Colossal.

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