Saturday, 30 June 2018

Painted Pavements

we normally see them with pictures drawn on them,

 but Arthur-Louis Ignoré, also known as Ali, paints white patterned carpets on public sidewalks and passageways in cities across the world,

 including recent installations throughout France and Finland,

 the works are inspired by both geometric and botanical patterns found in ancient ornamentation from a wide range of cultural contexts,

 and very impressive they look too,

 almost looking like a magic carpet,

 I have to say pavements are not the easiest of mediums to work with,

currently the artist lives in Rennes, France, where a few years ago he painted his largest installation to date, the 10,000-square-foot mandala was painted on the roof of the Social Welfare Family Allowance building, You can see more of his painted carpet installations on Instagram, I wonder how many pedestrians walk over his work or go around them?

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