Marmo Pettinato Opale Nero 2, Zollanvari Studio, 170 x 240cm
"It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone." Erica Jon. Venice was located in an ideal position to trade with the East and the cross-cultural reference between East and West that is embodied in Venetian art has bewitched many over the centuries. Marmo Pettinato is inspired from Venetian marbled paper (carta marmorizzata) with patterns that 'mimic' the natural veining in stone or marble - a huge ask in a woven Gabbeh!