Band-aids, forks, and plastic army men in your carpet

Doubtless, these items would make the most uncomfortable carpets imaginable. But a Dutch art collective named We Make Carpets has used these and other common objects to comment on consumerist society. Their carpets are a contemporary interpretation of wealth and the disposable nature of the materials. Why carpets? The weaving that’s required to make typical carpets is a centuries old skill and perhaps the earliest example of what we now know as applied art. We Make Carpets is made up of Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg, 3 artists who enjoy juxtaposing this traditional art form with the modern items that have been repurposed as art.
Now pay attention to where you’re stepping…

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