Reverence is about a record of our times. The landscape-inspired pieces crack, break, and flow to evoke a kind of realism that floats between abstraction and photography, watercolour and pastels. The palette of neutrals blends seamlessly into ombre colorations. Each fiber is meticulously planned and hand-sculpted by artisans at Edward Fields- from blended silk and wool yarns, to shag with low-pile contrasts, to surprising edging that -like nature- defies right angles. The collection brings the same spirit of consideration seen in each grain of material in Mastrangelo's sculptural works.
Fernando Mastrangelo is a Brooklyn-based contemporary artist best known for his sculptures, furniture and large-scale wall works by using typically commonplace materials such as salt, coffee, sand, glass and cement. Mastrangelo has always been inspired by his surroundings – the people, the places and the politics. His works are intriguingly contradictory; both rugged and refined, durable and delicate, formal and functional. Mastrangelo took a conceptual approach to rug making in the Reverence edition for Edward Fields, bringing the same spirit of consideration in each grain of materials in Mastrangelo’s sculptural works.