Saturday, June 15, 2013

Besotted by Rugs

I began this series with a full size reproduction in oil on linen of a Kurdish carpet I couldn’t afford to buy.  Then I painted 2 variations of another carpet that was out of my price range. Of course the textile-ness is missing but I get to enjoy their presence and converse with the original designers in a sense. I am particularly enamored with the way the weaving process makes for irregularities in the pattern, the “wobbly elements” as a carpet dealer called them. Once I gave these elements free rein they took off in many directions.