faig ahmed’s Embroidered Art
When you think of traditional carpets from Azerbaijan, the thought of contemporary art does not quickly spring to mind… but these beautiful, and modern works will change that. Faiq Ahmed, a native of the Eurasian nation, has taken his countries old-school art form and brought it beautifully into the current era, deconstructing the ancient process of weaving and adapting it to todays contemporary art forms.
“ We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it. ”
Rainer Maria Rilke (via lauwren)
Thanks to these two, at least I get to grow old. Not everybody does.
Paradise (Detail). Housepaint, Lacquer, Spraypaint, and Oil on Concrete, 43’ x 17’, 2014.
Detail of mural for @powwowtaiwan at the Taipei Zoo. Taiwanese macaques tumble in a paradise/prison of man’s making.
James Jean >
Eagle on a Pine Branch in the Rain. Woodblock print. About 1780’s, Japan, by artist Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô).