Reika Vesala / ヴェサラ玲華

Textile art and design

Dream Rug

Community Art
2018

The original idea of the project is from Finnish traditional rug-tapestry and Japanese Omikuji, random fortune written on strips of paper in Shinto shrines and Buddist temples. The omikuji fortune bearer tie it to the tree or wires to keep it for luck.

In this community art project, participants wrote own dreams for themselves or instead of others on stripes of rug fabric. Anyone could read the dreams and hope for sake of others.
The portable artwork visited in several places such as in the forest, community hall and restaurant in the year.