new york: hypnopompic

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kustaa saksi [1975] is an amsterdam-based finnish artist who has dipped his toe in a variety of pools, and frantically continues to explore new ways to get his creative message across. two years ago, saksi created a collection of large-scale tapestries entitled hypnopompic. handwoven in a jacquard technique from mohair, alpaca, cotton and synthetic materials, such as phosphate and metallic acrylic thread, each work is inspired by the state of sensory confusion leading out of sleep, when the state of awakening gets mixed with the dream world into a surreal reality. it's an exceptional state of consciousness, in which one may experience the presence of, or see creatures and animals, such as spiders, monkeys and insects. a number of these colourful tapestries are currently on display at bergdorf goodman in new york city, gracing the illustrious department store's windows in installations that pair them with highlights from the new fall collections [on through aug 13]. location: bergdorf goodman, 754 fifth avenue [midtown].

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