Client: US GOVERNMENT / ART IN EMBASSIES
Location: DC, VA, United States
Completion date: 2021
Artwork budget: $208,000
Sebastien Courty LLC
Art in Embassies
A composition of thirteen vertical woven Totems representing the thirteen regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 1×9 ft / 30.5 x 274.5 cm each
Honouring the host country “Saudi Arabia” as we inaugurate the new US embassy, this series of hand woven Totems embodies the materials and elements that are most significant and exported by the kingdom. An opportunity to draft a singular identity through natural resources, commercial success and international links. Embellishing the perceptive and delicate architectural lines of the building, these contemporary textiles reach a new dimension, where design meets art in a protective reflection.
This series of large scale artworks will enable the visitor to dive into Saudi Arabia's culture and learn more about its social and economic life.
Each weaving, framed in a an elegant wooden box is made in the USA with a composition of 24K gold thread, silver and aluminium thread, acrylic yarn, coated metallic yarn, crystal beads to name a few.