Paths
Enna Ikuta — 2020
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Fourteen silk pendants are suspended in space with brass bells weighted at the bottom of each strand.
The disk forms are made from silk carrier rods, a byproduct of the silk reeling industry. These silk carrier rods are created from raw silk filaments being caught within reeling machines, and are subsequently cut and removed. These rods are then laboriously processed to create new forms. The rods are first washed and soaked in water, then manually peeled apart into layers while removing impurities. The strips are then dried and pressed to maintain the integrity of each strip, and then are used to create sculptural forms.

As a body meanders through the installation, the momentum and wind from the physical movement causes the hanging pendants to sway or chime as the participating viewer interacts with the space. This motion in effect, maps out the path that the viewer took within the installation, as each participant navigates in their own way around the space.

year
2020
dimensions
88h x 116w x 112d in
media
Silk, Brass, Nylon
sku
EI2002PATH
Enna Ikuta
Enna Ikuta is a Japanese-American artist based in Los Angeles. She works primarily with natural fiber and dyes, studying the innate characteristics of each material in order to push the boundaries in how it can be manipulated.
Paths
Enna Ikuta — 2020
88h x 116w x 112d in
Silk, Brass, Nylon
sku — EI2002PATH
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