Decaying Rugs by Lizan Freijsen

Passionate about decomposition of organic matter since childhood, Dutch artist Lizan Freijsen has studied these signs of time and life to uses them now as abstract patterns for her handmade rugs and wall frescos. Using pictures and drawings from mildew stains, fungus and water leaks formed on the wall, she turns molds, meant to be repulsive into something decorative. ‘The Living Surface’ is a book that suggests a new form of aesthetic by celebrating the power of nature.

Photography by Lizan Freijsen & Lotte van Stekelenburg