a giant hammock with big impact
A visually stimulating array of bright, hand-dyed, hand-braided nylon rope crocheted into a large-scale, three-dimensional, climbable sculpture.Tweet Share
Whammock! is now open!
Our new installation Whammock! raises you to new heights! This interactive, three-dimensional textile environment resembles a giant hammock of colorful crocheted circles, open pockets and hanging pendulums. Children are able to move upwards through one pocket after another until they reach a colorful expanse where they can run, slide, bounce and rest. The rhythmic motion evokes the sensation of floating in a swelling sea, stimulating the deepest part of the brain and engaging the child’s sight, touch, movement and balance.
Whammock Time Lapse
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how our newest installation came together!
Who Made This?
- Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam
- 1940, Japan
- lives in
- Nova Scotia, Canada
A leading fiber artist in Canada and Japan, Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam is internationally renowned for her use of knitting, crochet and knot-making techniques and best known for her climbable large-scale textile structures. She was inspired to create textile playground spaces after children climbed into a three-dimensional textile sculpture that she was exhibiting. Her playscape structures are made almost entirely by hand and each is one-of-a-kind with past exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan; the Palais de Congrès in Paris, France; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan. Toshiko’s Kaleidoscape at Kaleideum in North Carolina is her only U.S. installation prior to Whammock!