NORDIC RUGS BY ELIZABETH HUNTER
PAINTINGS FOR THE FLOOR
My asymmetrical, one of a kind rugs are often likened to abstract landscapes. They are definitely paintings for the floor!
Simplicity and colors are key elements in Scandinavian design, and thinking. Together they produce a clarity and calm.
There has been buzz lately about hygge (hoo-gah) the Danish word which translates as cozy. A New York Times article described hygge as “ a national manifesto, nay, an obsession expressed in the constant pursuit of homespun pleasures involving candlelight, fires, fuzzy knitted socks, porridge, coffee, care and other people.” I think the pursuit is more than that. I think it is more the necessity of finding an inner peace, a sanctuary, in your living space, no matter the space’s size. Scandinavian simplicity and colors get you there!
I have been working with colors since the 1960’s, when I first learned to weave on a floor loom with noted fabric designer Klara Cherepov in Greenwich, Ct. I studied weaving and design in Oslo, Norway for six months in the mid 1970’s. More recently I’ve studied in Reykjavik, Iceland; Torshavn, Faroe Islands and Landskrona, Sweden.
I hold a BA from the University of Connecticut and an MA from American University, in print journalism. I write for the Norwegian Textile Letter. I am a longtime real estate paralegal, now on call to one firm. I am a board member of Maine Crafts Association.
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