mat7_carpet0301 7_carpet03027_bluecarpet7_bluecarpet-detail1 7_bluecarpet-detail3 7_bluecarpet-detail2Using ballpoint pens, Jonathan Bréchignac makes large scale drawings of intricately designed Muslim prayer mats. Each one takes about eight months to complete, and Bréchignac believes them to be:

…a “noble” subject for a series of large illustrations meant, by their very nature, to be meditative. “Repeating the same pattern over and over again works for me like a mantra,” he says. “It’s my technique of meditation. It’s how I empty my mind.”

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