Work

Circuit Board

I believe it is the responsibility of artists to modernize traditional crafts and forms, in this case, macrame. The Circuit Boards are inspired by electronics parts, Massimo Vignelli’s New York City subway map, and Diana Vreeland’s maxim that “the eye has to travel.”

I begin each work with no preconceived composition nor preliminary sketches. Guided largely by intuition, I nevertheless work within precise parameters.

Cotton or polypropylene rope, walnut. Trim: 24k gold vintage Japanese kimono thread or leather.

Commissions welcome: contact me.


Knot Installation

Knots are a universal language spoken around the world. They reside at the intersection of ingenious design, practical function, and rich cultural history. Each unique Knot Installation brings aesthetics to this intersection. In addition to the installation, I print a personalized, hard cover book with photographs and names of every knot included in the work, which the client can use as a legend.

Commissions welcome: contact me.


Linescape

The Linescapes comprise a single type of knot, and the ‘peaks’ formed by each knotted column are customized to a landscape or vista meaningful to the client. For example, the lighter colored Linescape below has four peaks which correspond to Hawaiian volcanoes visible from the client’s home in Kona.

Commissions welcome: contact me.


Helix Light

Modernizing the traditional form of square knotting known as macrame, the pendant light's double helix shape is formed by a single, repeated knot that naturally spirals like DNA strands.

To order single pendants and chandeliers, please see the LONGHOUSE x Windy Chien collaboration.


Diamond Ring

Evolving series of paths for the eye to journey. Rope, plywood, acrylic.

Commissions welcome: contact me.