This Installation Pays Homage to a Popular Practice in Guatemala

By: Mishal Omar - Nov 25, 2016
References: craigandkarl & fubiz.net
This large geometric carpet references the 'sawdust carpets' that are made for religious and decorative purposes in Mexico, Central America and South America.

This particular installation was created by the artists 'Craig and Karl' and is placed in the ITCH gallery in Guatemala City. Traditional sawdust carpets feature intricate details and imagery as well as vibrant colors, but Craig and Karl took a slightly different route in their tribute. The artists created the 'Optimistic' installation with geometry in mind, with the resulting piece of art being a large sawdust carpet made with vibrant colors that come together in asymmetrically placed geometric blocks.

This geometric carpet design is able to pay homage to a traditional practice while adding a contemporary twist.