"Patterns" is an ongoing research on the lifespan of textile trends, ornaments and patterns. Also about memory and nostalgia. Combining together well known motifs with everyday life cliché's, each rug is a unique eccentric composition. Camouflage patterns, zebra skin, post-interenet elf aesthetics, car roads from children carpets, old stories from tapestries, instagram based trends, simplified historical ornaments, most copied knock-offs from mass production– these visual tales capture the essence of today and preserve political, historical and identity based discourses.
photo credit: carpet 1-3: Ankit Shakya ; carpet 4-5: Mardo Männimägi