Silk Vortices

I'm speechless. Christopher, over at Colossal, posted these up this morning and I haven't gotten over it yet. These silk thread creations by Akiko Ikeuchi are nothing short of amazing. Head over to Colossal this instant to check out more of his work. Drool.


  1. How on earth does a person store something like this without having to spend a fortnight untangling it?? They remind me of advanced fisherman nets. Stunning. Thanks for pointing us toward this, Paul. It's kinda overwhelming... Like tatting or macrame gone mad... Wow.

  2. In speaking with Akiko he mentioned the works are site specific. They take about a month to tie and I imagine the photos are all that remain of each project.