‘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.

 

 

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

 

 

gossamer silicone carpets by heike weber the artist at work on ‘kilim’ image © mick vinzens

 

 

gossamer silicone carpets by heike weber detail images of the silicone material image © mick vinzens

 

 

gossamer silicone carpets by heike weber the artist with her work image © mick vinzens