Last week, We Are Your Studio posted a solid run down of contemporary artists employing the traditional technique of macrame (“Folk Futures: A Stitch in Time”). Artists Joana Vasconcelos, Ernesto Neto, Tomas Saraceno and Josh Blackwell are included, fitting into a larger narrative that hits important points in the contemporary history of the craft. For example, they write, “The folk art influence of crochet and Macramé was seen as an influential craft during the 70′s influencing fashion, design and furniture,” complementing a decent selection of archival images.
The full piece can be read here. A few favorite images from the article come after the jump.