By Mirmola Soraya
Silk Rug: 300x 300 cm
Letters are valuable and the design of “Babel” is a tribute to the beauty of the letter “ه”
The initial idea of this design emerged from the visual movements of the letters and creating meanings by repeating them next to each other.
In “Babel” pattern I visualized a group that, although each of them is different in appearance, they have reached a chainlike unity and from monophonic sound of each of them calling “ه،ه” a commotion has formed.
Finally, the mass of these letters in the center, like medallion in the pattern of Persian carpets, reach a consensus and become one, for it’s from unity all of our coalesce.
Also, the circular shape of this carpet, in addition to brandishing the inner meanings of this piece also enhances the beauty of it and the silk threads used to weave the letters have amplified this elegance.
“The Babel carpet has been created and fabricated in a single version “
Story Of Mirmola Soraya
In the beginning the patterns and the images of the Nomads were reflections of their way of life, their surrounding nature and the wishes of their weavers.
Later on, due to the migration’s to cities and industries, the once free imagination of these weavers became infected by trade an their inspiration imprisoned by industries. creative power changed to the patterns and shapes of industry and became their new ornaments. Simple images of animals and geometric patterns that were once the inspiration of the Nomad weavers. Gradually were replaced by noisy designs, became unreal and eventually lost the connection with the essence.
What we see later, is the still great industrialization of the art which fully satisfies the corresponding demands.
Theses days I am more inclined towards impromptu, improvisation, spontaneity and intuition of shapes and images. I avoid repeating the repeated, and abstain from those platitudes which are the creditors and collectors of static culture. I look around, at myself, my surroundings, at today and what is happening.
Sometimes my weaved images are rooted in stories long ago which yet follows me today, and sometimes in an incident which awaits me in future, lurking. I look at the weaved and see it as a ground to grow seeds of imagination.
Many years went on for me to learn the old ways-traditions- and then realizing again that it has become a solid repeatable industry. I believe imagination must be free, and it is then, that, what is weaved, whatever it is, is a realm for the artists to cherish their thoughts.
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