Worrisome parents that want to let their children play alone but fear that they may get hurt will be thrilled to hear about the crocheted playground constructed by artist Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam.
The Japanese artist combined the delicate art of knitting and crocheting into a functional art installation that is study enough to play on but soft enough to cushion any falls.
This massive fiber structure is composed of tons of multicolored yarn that has been stitched into nets, swings and seats that dangle from the sky.
Known for her work with fabrics, the artist has created various other installations similar to this one. Each one focuses on blurring the lines between art and interaction and the ability of the structures to provide both an example of form and color as well as fun place for kids to play.
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Artist Toshiko Horiuchi-Macadam Makes a Soft Fun Center Out of Fabric
Published: Jun 28, 2012 • References: mymodernmet