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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Called on the Carpet


California-based artist Seyed Alavi created the public art piece "Flying Carpet" in a sky bridge in the Sacramento airport. The piece consists of a carpet representing approximately 50 miles of the Sacramento River installed on the floor. The word breathtaking doesn't begin to describe the piece, which neatly ties together notions of welcoming, place, environment, and flight. Alavi apparently created the piece with Ulster Carpet, who use electronic means to weave carpets for commercial clients. Check out this gallery of Ulster projects....none begin to compare with the airport piece. It is becoming increasingly easy to customize your environment digitally. From digital tile murals to affordable large-format printing, you can immerse yourself in graphic design.

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