27.01.17 by Staff

150 Boats Float Atop Giant Wave of Yarn in New Installation by Japanese Artist Chiharu Shiota

Photos by Gabriel de la Chapelle

 

Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota’s latest site-specific installation is on display at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris. It features 150 boats suspended in the air as well as a large-scale floor exhibition involving a threaded wave through which visitors are invited to walk.

Composed of nearly 300,000 yards of intricately woven white yarn, the web-like installation is something of a purposeful mystery, provoking questions about our connections not just to each other, but to our past and future. See more images of “Where are we going?” below or on display until February 18th.

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22.11.12 by Jeff

Mimi Jung

Weavings by Mimi Jung Brook and Lyn
Weavings by Mimi Jung (Brook&Lyn).

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24.10.11 by Jeff

Help the penguins!

Many blue penguins were caught in a recent oil spill off the coast of New Zealand and a yarn store called Skeinz has come to their rescue. They came up with the idea to knit sweaters for the affected penguins who are waiting to be scrubbed clean, this way they won’t injest the oil when they preen themselves. Sweaters have been pouring in from all over! What a wonderfully creative way to help!

Skeinz saving penguins by knitting sweaters
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17.01.11 by Jeff

Shannon Gerard

“Plants You Can’t Kill” crocheted cacti by Shannon Gerard.

Crochet cactus by Shannon Gerard
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17.07.09 by Jeff

Anansi/Arachne

Anansi/Arachne by Jessica Ginsberg and Zebadiah Keneally.

Anansi Arachne by Jessica Ginsberg and Zebadiah Keneally
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