A reinterpreted landscape
Courtesy of Vartai Gallery
Is a desert landscape inspired rug made entirely from linen yarns and manufactured by hand in Latvia. The colors, extracted from the original scenery, are chosen to evoke an earthy sensation and contrast with the black and embossed graphical shapes; clear drawings against a floating background.
The original scenery was reinterpreted in a graphical arrangement by extracting the colored shapes and placing them into a new constellation. Black shapes float around the main image and can be perceived as free standing characters and not as the shadows of the main image, to which they actually belong. This allows a free perception of shape and color without the interference of a preconceived image. It presents an altered shaped reality evoking a variety of interpretations and associations. A different look on the individual elements that create an image.