Garden Carpet (Map)

01 - Jean Lowe, Garden Carpet (Map) 

Jean Lowe
American, b. 1960

Garden Carpet (Map)
Casein on cloth mache
95 x 77 x 2 inches
Loan from the artist

“I'm going to imagine that you're entering through the entrance where the painting Garden Carpet (Map) is located. It's the first piece you encounter in Your Place in the Multiverse. It's a fairly straight representation of a traditional Heriz carpet. Here, the pattern depicts an aerial view of a courtyard garden, with a fountain or a pond in the middle, and plantings around that. I wanted it to be the first piece you met, as a statement of my commitment to craft and decoration as part of my artistic practice.”