Friday, April 10, 2015

Michael Radyk -Voices, American Craft Magazine

American Craft Magazine
April/May Issue-Enchanted By Nature
Michael Radyk featured in Zoom/Voices Department

http://craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/what-are-most-unexpected-materials-youve-used-your-work

My materials usually creep into my repertoire after many visits to the silly and inspiring trim shops off Seventh Avenue in New York. Hunting, gathering, and migrating to my sources and the use of industrial man-made materials is where I find inspiration. Vinyl-coated recycled polyester, industrial-dyed chicken feathers, plastic palettes, fique, retro-reflective tape, and phosphorescent and holographic tape are woven, collaged, and manipulated into a kind of disco environment in my textiles. ~Michael Radyk, textile artist, Kutztown, PA