Taking tradition and turning it on its head, artist Faig Ahmed creates carpets that have been warped in wonderfully weird ways. While some look as though they were mistakes during the manufacturing process, others are a little harder to explain. For instance, Faig Ahmed embroiders a pink cartoonish bunny onto one and an optical illusion on another.
Living and working in Baku, Azerbaijan, Faig Ahmed essentially brings his study of sculpture to the world of textiles. In a way, he accentuates the idea of the handmade product by focusing on the glitches that can happen along the way. He writes, "It’s my instantaneous expression. The same changes happen in the world of today, each day. Ideas that have been formed for ages are being changed in moments."
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