|Dimensions||230 × 300 cm|
In the Flatlandia Collection by Elena Salmistraro rugs are transformed into two-dimensional universes inhabited by geometric shapes, just like in the novel Flatland, the fantastic story in multiple dimensions, written by Reverend Edwin A. Abbott in 1884. Triangles, lines, circles and squares overlap, meet and collide becoming conscious of each other, just as they do in the novel, unaware of the colors and the magic they hold. The collection has two faces; one more tactile and “rough”, the other softer and lighter, one more intense and crowded, the other sober and sublime. A series of rugs which play with contrast emphasizing duality and the craftsmanship involved in their creation. It is no coincidence that the rugs have the names of famous mathematicians: Cartesio, Pitagora and Eulero.