Carpet World & Carpet Moon
Latch yarn, balloon
6 foot diameter; 24 inch diameter

As our country became more deeply involved in wars that were re-shaping the Middle East, I became aware that many of the countries we were sending our soldiers had seemingly arbitrary borders created to assert politics and domination over an indigenous people rather than helping them. This six-foot, latch-hook, geo-political globe functions like a time capsule cementing in time the borders as they appeared when the piece was finished, but the boundaries are indistinct reflecting their arbitrary nature. Materially, “Carpet World” references the decadence of Western society and our impulse to sweep the messy thing “under the rug.”

Central America