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Posted by Steve Price on July 26, 1999 at 07:36:33:

Dear Friends,

Although the primary motif in the rug is basically the same as that in the other pieces presented, it creates a very different impression. The rug has much spontaneity and playfulness which, if in the others at all, is a minor aesthetic/artistic element.

It's kind of interesting to look at the basis of this impression. I think there are several.
1. The rug has secondary as well as primary repeating motifs in the field, and what Wendel refers to as their bumping and shoving is very playful.
2. The major motif occurs in more than one palette in the rug, adding to its spontaneity.
3. The images of people, particularly the ones that interact by touching (or whatever they're doing; it's probably best not to ask), give yet another folksy element.


Steve P

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