Rising from the plush motifs of woven rugs, the wildlife that emerge from Debbie Lawson’s Kent studio are camouflaged by domesticity. The artist (previously) is thought for her sculptures cloaked in ornate carpets, the most recent of that are on view now at Sargents Daughters for her solo exhibition Hidden Territories.
Elaborate Persian patterns obscure life-sized stags, lions, and bears, that, whereas distinct in type, lose their naturalistic qualities beneath the luxurious ground coverings. Moderately than merely cloak every animal in cloth, Lawson leaves the widespread rectangular rug form round every creature, additional obscuring the boundary between inanimate, human-made ornament and pure life.
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