Sunday, September 4, 2011

design for a living world at the chicago field museum

on our way to chicago
before we headed to the airport for our flight to england
we stopped at the chicago field museum
to see the exhibit

different artists and designers
exhibited pieces composed of natural
and renewable resources
that were mostly local to the artist

the entire exhibit was great
but the real reason we went
was because 
christien mienderstma's
giant cable knit wool rug
was there!

each section is made from the organic wool of one individual sheep
that lives at lava lake ranch in idaho
christein is from the netherlands
but she travels to the farm in idaho to meet with the famers
and the sheep

i was so psyched about seeing this in person
it is truly inspiring
i was so excited that i forgot to take pictures of anything else
she also had a display of different papers made from the fibers
of native plants that grow in the chicago area
it was also beautiful
as were the pieces from the other artists
who also deserve mention
but apparently not pictures...

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