This looks like fun!
San Diego’s New Children’s Museum announced its newest art commission: Whammock! by internationally renowned textile artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam. Whammock! resembles a giant hammock of colorful crocheted circles, open pockets and dangling pendulums. Children (and adults) can climb, swing, crawl or simply lie in the netting and relax.
MacAdam’s playscape structures are one-of-a-kind and made almost entirely by hand. MacAdam uses knitting, crochet and knot-making techniques to transform hand-dyed nylon rope into massive suspended environments that invite you to climb. She hand-dyes and stitches thousands of yards of durable nylon cord in her Nova Scotia studio. Her style of work resulted when some children climbed into a hanging sculpture she was exhibiting in a gallery. Rather than being annoyed, she was transfixed by how the children activated her artwork.
Whammock! will open to the public June 15. For more information about the artist, photos, and the museum’s location, check the Children’s Museum’s website.