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A collection of carpets that use fiber length and density as well as color and type to recast the material properties of conventional cut pile carpet. Paint’s ubiquity as a transcendental material is not surprising; it’s been so long accepted that paint can take on just about any quality there is that contemporary painting has mostly shirked the idea and come back around the circle and allowed paint to be about itself (again). Other materials, like carpet, have not seen such halcyon days. Most have barely started an arc, much less a circle, with respect to transcendence. So the idea with this project is to make landscape (literal) paintings (analogy) with the conceptual kicker being to make familiar the thought that allows spatial/ visual/tactile properties of a given material a degree of exibility. Not so rigid in the limits that have been drawn around them.
A nice part about the project is that the carpets work like carpets and aren’t precious and there’s no need to take your shoes off if you don’t want. Let them become a new type of background.