There’s a story, says artist Sigal Sasson, behind everything she does.
She works in oil, pen & ink, graphite and watercolor, then translates her visions into 6’ x 9’ or 8’ x 10’ custom carpets.
Each carpet is made to order, and customizable by size and shape if the client wants.
But each is based on her own special brand of artwork.
“It’s very relaxing, very therapeutic,” she says. “It’s an invitation to slow down and look at what we don’t usually pay attention to – about learning to see the world in very different ways.”
She seeks to balance her palette between the subtle and the colorful, working carefully to be sure that the design gets all the credit in her work.
“Not everyone has the privilege to express themselves this way,” she says. “The idea is about the freedom to express the beautiful things around us.”
There’s a shared appreciation, evidently, for the stories behind everything she does.
“I get letters and emails about the rugs all the time,” she says. “One woman wanted to know about the inspiration for one of my carpets – she had guests coming over for dinner and wanted to be able to talk about it.”
Her inspiration comes from within, she says. “I don’t know what’s going to come out,” she says. “I have a vision, and I’m always surprised to see it come out. The more I do it, the more I create a voice for what I do.”
So does that mean she considers herself a visionary?
“Why not?” she quips.
For more on Sigal Sasson’s rug art, go here.
For more on area rug design and inspiration, go here.