Thursday, December 11, 2008

I want this in my house!

Ever wanted to feel like the Jolly Green Giant?

flying carpet, Seyed Alavi, 2005

This is a carpet that was sewn to look exactly like an aerial photo of a landscape. In this case, it was a section of the Sacramento River. But what about the forests near Mt. Hood, or the autumn colors in the Great Smoky Mountains? How awesome would that be?

The artist who created this work is named Seyed Alavi. Here is a link to the "flying carpet" page. Check out some of Alavi's other installations while you're there. Pretty interesting stuff.