Playing on the Net: Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam

by on June 29, 2015

Imagine a vast playground covered end to end with crocheted webs that you could not only look at, but interact with. For Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam, that image is a reality.

The artist began exploring textiles in the 1970’s, and in 1979 was commissioned to design a sculpture that children could play on. The result was the first Net Play Works built in the southern part of Japan. Years later, more parks have been added around the country and are still enjoyed by the newest generation.



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To see more of Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam’s play sculptures and installations, check out her website.

All artwork is property and copyright Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam. 2015.