Debbie Lawson art installation is using Persian style rugs to decorate animals and insert them camouflaged in the rug’s design.
Graduated from the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins, her work is held in the following collections: The Saatchi Gallery, The House of Lords, Nottingham Castle Museum, Mario Testino, The University of the Arts London, The University of Dundee and many others in the UK and worldwide.
Solo shows include the Fergusson Prize: Magic Carpet at the Fergusson Gallery, Perth; Our House at the McManus Galleries, Dundee, supported by the Scottish Arts Council; Living Rooms at Nordisk Kunst Plattform, Norway, supported by the British Council; and Chairway To Heaven at the Economist Plaza, London, commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society.
Debbie Lawson’s sculptures, where 3D flora and fauna surreally spring from the intricate patterns of Persian rugs, draw out this buried dream life of objects. Yet they do so in a way that cannily disrupts and subverts the fantasies. The fairy tale logic of childhood dominates her artistic universe, a place where flat walls and textiles become animated, moving magically from two dimensions to three, where strange lands can be imagined sprouting from a rug’s soft pile, bordered by its four sharp edges, or furnishings metamorphose into animal companions…
See also Jason Seife hand-painted rugs HERE!