Junco Sato Pollack: Irregular Beauty

Byrd, Cathy
January 1999
Surface Design Journal;Winter99, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p26
Trade Publication
The article describes the work of fabric artist Junco Sato Pollack. Her work in the late 1990s is influenced by the random, irregular nature of wrinkles she observed in a tablecloth at a restaurant in France. Her work shows experimentation with randomness, and she makes use of a heat-transfer sublimation process in coloring her fabrics. She expresses her belief that wrinkles, creases, and folds have much to do with the physical and symbolic aspects of textile art. The author describes the relative simplicity of the workspace used by Pollack, as well as the process she follows in creating her work. Her preferred medium is silk, though she has worked with polyester as well. The article also mentions that Pollack has done commercial and noncommercial work.


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