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Prologue to the Grounded Joys by Daniel Costa

Prologue to the Grounded Joys

Photo by Femke Rijerman

The foot is a complex body part that carries all the human weight. It forms a bridge between our thoughts, emotions and intellect and the ground. The humble act of walking barefoot resonates with our desire to touch, our longing for freedom and our innate lust for life. A sensual and sexual act. This tapestry underlines the tactile importance and impact of floor covering by joining industrial tufting and weaving with beading, hand weaving and stitching. ‘Prologue to the Grounded Joys’ is an invitation to bare your feet, dance freely and experience the pleasure and the pain.

Daniel Costa