Our Visit With the Traditional Ikat Weaving Artisans In Amami Ōshima, Japan

Celebrating an historic Japanese craft at risk of being forgotten

It’s not surprising that Japan and its incredible craft culture is changing along with that in other parts of the world, with new techniques, often enabled by technology, creating similar products to those painstakingly created by hand. Companies that have been in business for hundreds of years, often family owned, are increasingly giving up their traditional craft or fighting to stay relevant and financially stable. …

Lynne Golob Gelfman on Process and Her New Show at the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Often on the back on canvases, art manifests in mysterious ways for the painter

The Pérez Art Museum Miami unveiled the most comprehensive showing ever of Lynne Golob Gelfman‘s work this past weekend. The show, Grids, features 20 of Gelfman’s paintings—spanning various series, inspirations and methods since she began painting in 1971. Gelfman is a self-described trickster; when she begins on a piece, she says “the trickster enters.” The traditionally trained artist has forged a longstanding career built on rule-bending …

Studio Visit: Maryanne Moodie

We learn more about the Brooklyn-based, Australian-born teacher-turned-weaver's process and how emotion fuels her creations

Three years ago Australian art teacher-turned-weaver Maryanne Moodie packed up her loom and moved to New York City with her husband and newborn baby to give a go at conquering the concrete jungle. That turned out to be a sound decision; the fast-paced metropolis has provided a larger network of like-minded creatives and wider visibility of her work, which takes the form of woven wall …