Feathers by Maarten De Ceulaer for CC-Tapis
Updated: Dec 5, 2019
Maarten De Ceulaer has always had an affinity for birds. Years ago, he came across the works of John James Audubon and John Gould and ever since has regularly used these illustrations as a source of inspiration.
To create each image, De Ceulaer scans, digitally isolates and combines various birds together, often tweaking and morphing them into further abstraction. Shapes, colors, and textures are rearranged in enchanting and absorbing composition. The collages are then translated into each and sophisticated rugs, hand knotted in Himalayan wool and silk. By varying the pile-height a sense of depth is added, emphasizing the feather’s shapes.