August 10, 2012

gossamer silicone carpets by heike weber


german artist heike weber has sent designboom images of her most recent ‘kilim’ silicone carpet series, adorning the arp museum 
bahnhof rolandseck
 in remagen. the detailed, diaphanous floor pieces not only gain their title from turkey - the turkish word for carpet is kilim -
but also their aesthetic. 

the familiar characteristics of the orient are a distinctive director of the piece, manifesting themselves as patterns and whorls that are 
carefully reproduced in stringy white silicone. the artworks symbolically reference weber’s time in turkey, 
materializing the culture of the east - the architecture of mosques and palaces and the clamorous bargaining of rugs at the market - 
all these elements articulated in the ornate decoration of her art.

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    Fantastic patterns in a new way to show!!!
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