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16th April 2017
Artist creates intricately patterned “Rugs” from Oklahoma’s Red Dirt

Artist Rena Detrixhe creates beautiful and ornately decorated rugs as part of her Red Dirt Rug series. The mats are uniquely ephemeral and fragile, as they are created from finely sifted dirt and then stamped with modified shoe soles. Detrixhe collects the soil by hand from her surrounding Oklahoma landscape, and this fact brings an important context to these faux textiles; the rug art reflects the delicacy of both the materials and their fleeting forms.

One of Detrixhe's red dirt rugs is currently a part of the group exhibition Shifting Landscapes at Form & Concept in Santa Fe, New Mexico through May 20, 2017. (via My Modern Met)