Koliayeh Carpet with Color Seam, 47x51.5, ink on paper, 2011
There are several intentions behind my Oriental Carpet Painting seres. The simplest one is that I love Oriental carpets, but they’re too expensive to buy. I figured I could just paint them for myself and hang them like tapestries.
(side note: many Oriental carpets have color inconsistency as dramatic as what is shown in the painting above. It occurs when a weaver uses a new spool of wool or set of dyes. It can also be a result of light damage.)