An interdisciplinary exploration of the aesthetic intersection of geography and culture. By moving between the habitual view of detail to the grand human dimension of structure. Imagine Nature is a investigation born out of curiosity, resulting in a series of textiles and carpets as well as a database filled with informative facts as well as human interaction and interpretation of the subject matter.
Does the ‘known’ speak a visually different language then the ‘unknown’?
Can a photo image of a landscape meet the imagination while invoking the the feel and touch of the earth?
Can this translation be found deeply rooted in the local or even expand to become part of a larger international context?
The carpets are entirely crafted from locally available, natural fibers and yarns. Rather than employing traditional motifs, the designs are depicted by Google Earth pictures from the territory where the manufacturers live. Traditional weaving, tufting and knotting techniques visualize aerial pictures, without any additional coloring.