Luam Melake

"Luam Melake’s Curious Hybrids" commissioned by Artskop3437

“I came to weaving through a process of elimination,” explains New York City-based artist Luam Melake. Architecture, which the artist studied at the University of California, Berkeley, was “too big”; the materially experimental furniture that makes up the second mainstay of her practice “requires a lot of downtime as things cure and dry”. Instead she found the loom allowed for “immediate experimentation”....

Port, Porte, Porter (2019) courtesy of Luam Melake handwoven by Manufacture Sénégalaise Des Arts Décoratifs, Thiès, Senegal.
Project managed by Versant Sud, Marseille, France.
Collection: Fondation Blachère, Apt, France.