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Andrea Garcia Vasquez




Choose your own Shape of Destruction

What shape would you like to see translated into a tufted carpet next?
Send an email to andreagarciavasquez.studio@gmail.com to inquire about designs, sizes, colors, and textures to match perfectly in your home, office, or private space. 


Below is a selection of Google Earth imagery of illegal deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest.

When you purchase a carpet, 10% of the price is donated to the organization Amazon Watch. For 25 years, Amazon Watch has protected the rainforest and advanced the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. Amazon Watch protects millions of acres of rainforest every year by partnering with Indigenous peoples – the best stewards of the forest – to directly challenge the corporate and government powers that threaten the Amazon and our climate.

The knowledge, cultures, and traditional practices of Amazon Watch’s Indigenous partners contribute greatly to sustainable and equitable stewardship of the Amazon and all of Mother Earth. Amazon Watch promotes these Indigenous-led solutions and expands capacity for Indigenous leaders, especially women, to maintain their autonomy and sovereignty for the stewardship of their ancestral territories.

Your purchase today will directly support critical efforts to protect the rainforest and stand in solidarity with Indigenous peoples. 100% of donations to Amazon Watch go to their programmatic work to stop Amazon destruction, advance Indigenous solutions and support climate justice. Thank you!


 

    











How does this work?

Using resources such as Google Earth Studio, maaproject.org, and Mapbiomas Alerta, I have created an ongoing archive of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest. 

These shapes inspire the forms I tuft using water resistent, moth proof, wools. I design, plan, tuft, and finish all the rugs by hand by myself. Each rug is unique and one of a kind.

This series investigate the aesthetic of environmental destruction, inviting the conversation into our homes and private spaces through design and color. My work invites us to look anew at the human position in near and far ecologies and to see our relationship to our environment from a new perspective.

How is the reality of the ecological suffering represented in contemporary design and art? What does the tactility of wool evoke when the symbol of the piece is extinction and injustice? 

I want to give interested buyers and supporters of this project the opportunity to contribute in this investigation of the aesthetics of environmental destruction.

If you would like to own or commission a shape of destruction specially designed for your space and style, send me an email with a little information about the space, color ideas, and size. I will then send you a response with a calculated price and complete the rug within a months time (granted the shipping is on time).

Price is loosely based on a calculation including material costs and hours of labour.
Lcm x Wcm x 0.05