LA Artist Makes Creative Rugs With An Intricately Woven Story

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Taidgh O’Neill is not your average artist who is focused on one medium or working in one main area of artistic expression. With a multidisciplinary background that includes woodworking, photography, construction, and historic restoration, the artist creates intriguing works which go above the norm. His fragmented furniture pieces reference LA’s landscape while his lighting designs explore shape and form in conceptual pieces that look like modern artworks. This captivating collection of rugs maintains the distinct approach to manufacturing and design that flows through the artist’s work. Starting with an architectural structure made in a 3D rendering program, O’Neill then adds the element of light, replicating the intensity and various sunlight hues typical of a certain season. Rotating the scene, the artist achieves the desired shadow effect before exporting the work as a 2D image in Photoshop, where he adds colors. But the rugs’ journey is just beginning. The images are sent to India, along with precise color tone instructions. Here, artisans use reclaimed silk from sari production to weave the rugs and bring the artist’s vision to life. Spanning various techniques and continents, this rug collection has a beautiful story interwoven in its colorful geometric designs. Images courtesy of Taidgh O’Neill.

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