Dog Chew Rag

"Dog Chew Rag", 2016
"Dog Chew Rag", 2016

Hand-knotted Nepalese wool diameter 2 meters / 78¾ inches

“The basis for the ‘Dog Chew Rag’ carpet is a dog’s tug-of-war chew toy. The design comes full circle in that it resembles a Himalayan mandala appropriate to the weavers in Katmandu who painstakingly hand-knotted the wool carpet. In contrast to the luxuriousness of the finished piece, the design also suggests the look of classic and modest braided recycled rag rugs.”

The curatorial agency Golden Ruler in Italy organized a series of artists’ carpets for Equator Production. The artists designing for Equator include Heimo Zobernig, Joseph Kosuth, Liam Gillick, Ken Lum, Julião Sarmento, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, Jonathan Monk, Emilio Prini, and myself. 

Equator Production has proudly earned the GoodWeave child-labor-free certification for its carpets.

dog chew tug-of-war pull toy
dog chew tug-of-war pull toy

The basis for the carpet design

design proposal
design proposal

The rough design proposal first submitted to the curators at Golden Ruler in Italy.

"Dog Chew Rag" design proposal
"Dog Chew Rag" design proposal

The design proposal submitted to Equator and Golden Ruler.

"Dog Chew Rag" carpet final design
"Dog Chew Rag" carpet final design

The final design submitted to the weavers in Katmandu.

"Dog Chew Rag", 2016
"Dog Chew Rag", 2016

Hand-knotted Nepalese wool diameter 2 meters / 78¾ inches

"Chew Toy", 2015
"Chew Toy", 2015

Oil on canvas 12" x 12 inches 30.5cm x 30.5cm Hardly a quick study, the Chew Toy portraits offer extended contemplation and exercise a time well­-spent while occupied digesting the pet object.

"Chew Toy", 2015
"Chew Toy", 2015

Oil on canvas 12" x 12 inches 30.5cm x 30.5cm Hardly a quick study, the Chew Toy portraits offer extended contemplation and exercise a time well-­spent while occupied digesting the pet object.

"Chew Toy", 2015
"Chew Toy", 2015

Oil on canvas 12" x 12 inches 30.5cm x 30.5cm Hardly a quick study, the Chew Toy portraits offer extended contemplation and exercise a time well­-spent while occupied digesting the pet object.

Wall To Wall exhibition catalog
Wall To Wall exhibition catalog

“Wall To Wall: Carpets by Artists" organized by MoCA Cleveland and curated by Dr. Cornelia Lauf (September 23rd, 2016 — January 8th, 2017) featuring a catalog published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König with essays by Germano Celant, Ken Lum, and Cornelia Lauf. The catalog design is by Probsteibooks.

"Dog Chew Rag" 2016 Hand-knotted Nepalese wool diameter 2 meters / 78¾ inches

Milo on the Dog Chew Rag carpet at the opening of the "On view..." exhibition at MKG127

"Milo's Brony Ball" 2017
"Milo's Brony Ball" 2017
"Milo's Brony Ball" 2017
"Milo's Brony Ball" 2017

color photograph 12” x 12 inches / 30.4cm x 30.4cm edition of one

"Milo's Brony Ball" 2017
"Milo's Brony Ball" 2017

color photograph 12” x 12 inches / 30.4cm x 30.4cm edition of one

"Milo's Brony Ball" 2017
"Milo's Brony Ball" 2017

color photograph 12” x 12 inches / 30.4cm x 30.4cm edition of one

"Milo's Brony Ball" 2017
"Milo's Brony Ball" 2017

color photograph 12” x 12 inches / 30.4cm x 30.4cm edition of one