Having worked with fibres and textiles since the 1970’s, Horiuchi-McAdam came up with her crochet concept almost by accident. In the 90’s she was installing a piece made of crocheted yarn, when children asked if they could use it as a hammock. She nervously agreed, only to discover that the piece was surprisingly strong. In correspondence to this new playfulness animating her work, she started using bright colours.
- Exhibits that use unusual material choices - "The Amazing Airways" exhibit @ the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem - Museum-goers can climb and play with this soft/fabric-like structure, while also experiencing and (hopefully) appreciating art, which is inspiring.