Crocheted Playground

Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam

As an artist I had been exhibiting my work in museums and galleries.  At the same time, I was searching: what do I value in life? Who am I? Why do I create these works? Why do I pour so much energy into my work? Throughout this time I created a few works of importance, but at heart I was not fully satisfied.  One day I was exhibiting a 3-dimensional open-work textile sculpture I had created in collaboration with a friend.  Some children came to the gallery and climbed into it. Suddenly the piece came to life.  My eyes were opened. I realized I wanted just such a connection between my work and people alive at this moment in time (not a hundred years from now). I realized I was in fact making works for children.

Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam, Japanese fiber artist,  in an interview with ArchDaily