Southeast Fibers Educators Association (SEFEA)

Artwork by Junco Sato Pollack

 

Junco Sato Pollack is a maker of light-reflective fabric sculpture that floats in the space. Junco's work is exhibited internationally and housed in the permanent collections of museums, corporate workspaces and private homes.

The work's format is hanging scroll, referencing serendipitous articulation characteristic of Eastern ink-and-brush painting and meditative calm. The work's intrinsic kinetic quality is sensuous, rigid,yet yielding, and expressive of both Eastern and Western aesthetics.

Native of Japan, Junco began her textile study with a silk master weaver in Kyoto, Japan. During 80s, her work involved three-dimensional silk fabric sculpture in which she manufactured, wove, and dyed silk into three-dimensional forms. Currently she works with metallic and micro-polyester with heat transfer and lamination technology through which dyes are sublimated by heat into the molecular structure of the fabric, simultaneously coloring and texturing the surface.

 

Since 2008, Junco began work with wild kudzu vines from harvest to woven, and urushi lacquered, table settings.

Junco Sato Pollack
"Sky/Color/Void" 2002    Fabric panels each 36”w x 15’h 

from the SKY/CLOUDS Series 1999-2002

Material: polyester organza and aluminium polyester organza

Process:  metallic dévoreé  shibori, stitching, heat compression, digital imaging & printing, heat transfer printing & dye sublimation. Junco Sato Pollack
"Sky/Clouds #2", 2002, Fabric panel 65”w x 15’h  (9’h x 5’w x3’d installed)

from the SKY/CLOUDS Series 1999-2002

Material: polyester organza and aluminium polyester organza

Process:  metallic dévoreé  shibori, stitching, heat compression, digital imaging & printing, heat transfer printing & dye sublimation. Junco Sato Pollack
"Sky/Sky 2002", Fabric panel 36”w x 96”h

from the SKY/CLOUDS Series 1999-2002

Material: polyester organza and aluminium polyester organza

Process:  metallic dévoreé  shibori, stitching, heat compression, digital imaging & printing, heat transfer printing & dye sublimation. Junco Sato Pollack
"Kesa #6 “Samskaras”, 108’x 48”

from the KESA Series (1995-2004)

Material: two layers Polyester organza, dye sublimation, Plexi rods Junco Sato Pollack
Kesa #7 “Sansara” 2004, 102”x 36”,
Polyester organza, folds, dye sublimation, pieced

from the KESA Series (1995-2004) Junco Sato Pollack
"Origami #7", 2003, 36” x 36”x 5”,
polyester organza crease, sublimation, granite, Plexi rods

from the ORIGAMI Series (1998-2004) lightbox gallery cms by VisualLightBox.com v5.9m