Sunday, June 13, 2010

More War Rugs

Koenen -- More War Rugs
Other War Rug Installations, 2003 - present
Afghan War Rug No. c35, Paratroop version, ak-74 (SOLD)
As installed at Columbia College Glass Curtain Gallery, 2003.

Ersari Turkoman Rug (Poppies, AK-47s),
As installed at Three Arts Club, Chicago, 2003

Knight's Castle, Ptuj Slovenia, 2005
10 feet x 3 1/2 fee

Silk Road War Rug
installed at the Chicago Tourism Center, 2006

Baluchi Drixa
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
November 2007 - March 2008

Top: Creation
Bottom: Destruction

All these war rugs are made from loose spices and seeds, including poppyseeds, sesame seed, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, coriander, fennel, black and red pepper, mace, salt, flour, etc.

Each is based on a real war rug, although patterns may vary.

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