Carpet of the Rock

Textile works fall into a tradition of illuminating socio-political issues. The locally sourced wooden carpet sheds light on the almost comical clashes between peafowls and pigeons in the Fontelo Woods. Floating above the ground to reveal existing ecosystems, two overlapping patches mark out territories through pattern, colour and texture, whilst a binding central rock acts as neutral common ground. A piece of architecture for birds, nature and people alike, the work emphasises the importance of heterogeneity within environments through embracing pluralistic approaches.

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Type: Sculpture
Funded by POLDRA - Public Sculpture Project Viseu
Artistic Assistant: Felix Mohr
Photo/Video Credits: POLDRA
Photographer: Luís Belo
Location: Viseu (PT)
Year: 2020
Status: Completed