CARPETS FULL of WATER / series of light boxes / images taken from rotten pond in Moscow/Russia and altered symmetrically to imitate oriental carpet design / 2001—2016
/ The beauty of water has similarity to the beauty of an oriental rug — one can look at it for a very long time and become lost in its’ intrinsic meditative journey. Although the visual beauty of this Carpet is counter intuitive, because of what it is really made out of — rotting garbage, dirt and sewage in a polluted pond. It’s a metaphor for both : our planet (external) and our memories (internal). To live surrounded by polluted water as well as with polluted memories it’s like trying to carry The Carpet Full Of Water: what was easy and simple becomes heavy and smelly, a burden.