Love Letters series of car­pets address the issue of manipulation of alphabets across Arabic, Latin and Cyril­lic, through taahe Rus­sian Revolution’s most well-​known, if con­flic­ted, poet-​champion, Vladimir Mayakovsky, e.g. failed attempts to assign Cyril­lic letters or graphemes to phonemes (from Polish to Abkhaz, Mol­dovan to Tajik) that did not previously exist in the Cyril­lic alphabet.

Slavs and Tatars
Love Letters

wool, yarn, 247 x 247 cm, ed. #1/3 + 1 AP