Estelle Akamine

Amish Star Quilt
"Amish Star Quilt", 2000

After 15 years of experimenting with textiles, what began as a fling with weaving has grown into a commitment. Here am I, patiently thinking up ever exotic concoctions to feed my loom while this evolving world seems to constantly elude its need for this stodgy, well-worn craft. I have found meaning as well in an environmental lesson: like weaving itself - plastic, adaptable, utilitarian, connected, flexible, intimate.

Big Red Rain
"Big Red Rain"
Basket, reed, wool

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Studio: Building 101, Studio 1309
Hunter's Point Shipyard, San Francsico, California, U.S.A.