Intricately Detailed Carpets Illustrated with Bic Pens

The Blue Carpet is an intricately designed illustration by Paris-based art director Jonathan Brchignac that is made entirely out of blue Bic pens and ultraviolet ink on paper. The labor-intensive piece features a detailed, fairly symmetrical pattern filled with a variety of complex geometric shapes, forcing Brchignac to map out every minute area of the 115 x 73 cm illustration.

The ambitious endeavor is a spectacular display of discipline and determination. From the mandala-like center to the finely detailed border, the artist reflects a sense of concentration, diligence, and persistence. Brchignac's past carpet drawings exude a similar degree of the aforementioned attributes. There is an overwhelming presence of repetition in each piece that adds to his impressive artistic feat.

The Blue Carpet can be seen in person as part of a group exhibition titled The Blue Route, which will be on display at the Villa Empain in Brussels from September 27th through February 4, 2014.

Photo credit: Hamus Jageland
Jonathan Brchignac website
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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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