London-based Knots Rugs is a company known for its Artist Collaboration collection, so its latest venture together with American artist Brian Coleman should come as no surprise. Each rug is based on an artwork by Coleman, and the translation from mixed media into wool and silk is sensitively done. Wood Structure was originally created on wood and references the lines and forms found in the different stages of architecture. Where I Want To Be is interesting in that it is a diptych design; Parts 1 and 2 can be purchased together or separately. In Coleman’s words, ‘they come together to become another place in time, they are not made to make sense, they are made to evoke feelings’. Regarding Wherever It Takes Me, he comments: ‘I am always building the surface, changing direction and rearranging on a journey to explore the space on the canvas; the drawing comes alive and starts to move and grow, gaining substance. They are pieces and parts of life—memories, out of space happenings, free drawing in the moment, recurring images I have used in previous works that have told other stories.’ The rugs are hand-knotted in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal.
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