gossamer silicone carpets by heike weber gossamer silicone carpets by heike weber
aug 04, 2012

gossamer silicone carpets by heike weber

‘kilim’ by heike weber, 2012 silicone 600 x 780 cm image © mick vinzens

 

 

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.

 

 

the artwork is a result of the artist’s visit to turkey image © heike weber

 

 

the artist at work on ‘kilim’ image © mick vinzens

 

 

detail images of the silicone material image © mick vinzens

 

 

the artist with her work image © mick vinzens

  • okay, fine she reproduced a carpet … in a sloppy way id say.
    any reproduction of this beautiful Turkish(Islamic) pattern on the carpets for instance would look relatively nice and magical and beautiful and ahhh how lovely , but to actually know the mathematical division and geometry behind these patterns and how it is executed is the real beauty because it is the balance between art and science. SO for someone to come and just destroy that fine and MAIN aspect and quality of this kind of patterns and shapes to me is silly and down-grading and does not celebrate and praise This form of Turkish(Islamic) art.

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