CARDBOARD CARPETS’ consists of pieces of cardboard, a material which is commonly considered a waste material, stitched together in the form of carpets. The carpets are inspired by the practice of construction workers, who spread out empty cardboard boxes in order to protect floors while constructions take place.
One of my current works, THE BLUE CARPET (2022) is a collaborative effort between various entities, on a piece of land the size of my studio floor. On the field, I grow marigolds and woad: flowers that appear yellow to human eyes but are perceived as ultraviolet blue by insects. Transition and care are key to this shared artistic endeavor.