AASA ERSMARK

 

Carpet, sculpture installation, Vinterviken Garden, 2012

Created with generous support from dad.

The garden is man's first heterotopia, a space meant to be a microcosmos of different environments from around the world. In a garden you can move between forest, meadow, plains, mountains and lakes with just a few steps. Persian carpets often depict larger symetrical gardens. The flying carpet describes a floating garden, a garden that can take you anywhere. The story about the flying carpet might be an instruction for how one can use a garden mentally, like an indefinite vehicle. I have juxtaposed the map of Vinterviken Garden and created a carpet in coloured silicon. In the pattern there are four round cerulean blue areas, which describe the pond where the very carpet is floating.