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Japanese Artist Creates Awe-Inspiring Ephemeral Artworks on Her Home Carpet

We’ve seen artists use all sorts of canvases in the past, from paper towels, to butterfly wings or fallen leaves, but never their own carpets. Well, thank to the genius of Japanese Twitter user @agito0219, we can now add carpets to the list of unusual things to create exceptional art on.

@agito0219’s art is as simple as it is impressive. If you’ve ever vacuumed a carpet, you probably already know they usually have two sides. Brush the fibers one way and you reveal one side, but brush them again against the grain and you can see patterns of a slightly or completely different color, depending on the rug. It’s this double-sided nature of her carpets that the mysterious @agito0219 exploits to create her intricate yet ephemeral works of art.

Photo: @agito0219/Twitter

Using a variety of unconventional tools, like credit cards, to brush the hairs of her carpet, the Japanese artist creates all kinds of fascinating artworks primarily inspired by manga and anime. From Gundam mechas and tanks and fragile heroines of Japanese anime and cute animals, it seems there’s nothing @agito0219 can’t whip out of her carpet.

Photo: @agito0219/Twitter

I don’t really know what to call this art form, to be honest. Is it carpet drawing, brushing, or something else? Whatever you choose to call it, you can’t deny that’s it’s pretty impressive.

Photo: @agito0219/Twitter

@agito0219’s art went viral at the end of last year, when some of her carpet artworks were posted on Reddit, but despite gaining thousands of fans, the Japanese artist refuses to capitalize on her new-found fame, choosing to hide her face whenever she posts photos of herself on social media.

Photo: @agito0219/Twitter

Photo: @agito0219/Twitter

For more amazing carpet art, keep an eye on @agito0219’s Twitter profile.

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