I'm immortalizing important objects in my life. When I was 19 years old I made an adventurous trip to Afghanistan. Along the way, in the pasar in Istanbul, I bought this so-called kelim. Its actual colors have faded, but for this color pencil drawing I've brightened them up!
I love folk art and ethnic art. For this small embroidery piece, I was inspired by Peruvian art. These figures can be seen on ancient ceramics. This kind of embroidery is called 'needle painting', so painting with a needle. It is the ideal stitch for filling up large areas.
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