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Throw Rugs Reimagined

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Netherlands artist Suzan Drummen uses mirrors, beads, and crystals to create three-dimensional textile-like works of art incorporating walls, floors, people, and vast quantities of patience. Her works look to me like gorgeous, sparkly Persian-style carpets. Her goal, apparently, is to draw people in, then push them away.

“From a distance they appear clear and orderly, yet upon closer inspection, the eyes become disoriented by the many details and visual stimuli,” said Drummen. “That moment of being able to take it all in or not is explored time and time again.”

According to an interview she did with the art blog Inebriation, she never plans her work. It happens organically in the space. I can’t imagine how one would create something that seems so perfect and precise while making it up as you go along. What an interesting brain she must have! When the installations are created, wherever possible, the stunning fractals are merely placed rather than attached, making them impermanent. It must be terrifying to go to an exhibition. I’m such a klutz, especially when in the presence of fragile things, I’m sure I’d find a way to do a face plant and screw it all up.

Here, from a safe distance, is the wonderful work of Susan Drummen.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

24 thoughts on “Throw Rugs Reimagined

  1. Ooh, these are just gorgeous. Thanks!

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  2. Gorgeous. I love your blog.

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  3. Just astonishingly beautiful. And so huge.

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  4. Stunning. Impractical but stunning. 😀

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  5. I saw these on the Colossal site and immediately coveted them. Like you, I have a magpie eye and am attracted to shiny things. I am also drawn to circles, dots and swirls. Isn’t it sad that they aren’t permanent? All that work and they can’t be preserved. I would be a neurotic mess if I took my kids to a gallery displaying these. They also love shiny things so keeping their mitts off them and stopping them tripping up onto them would make me completely wig out.

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  6. WOW Donna, this is amazing art 😀

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  7. 😀These look amazing thank you for finding this link

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  9. well, i only found this magical post two years later…i love this so much, and i’d love to have those images covering my walls!

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