Digital errors can sometimes create oddly beautiful effects in photos. But these are not glitched images, these are actual carpets created by Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed. His handmade rugs appear to have been pixelated, stretched, melted, or otherwise distorted.
In order to create these illusions, Ahmed takes traditional Azerbaijani rugs, un-weaves them, and re-articulates the original designs. "Initially, they called me a crazy man and wouldn't accept my idea," he tells Danna Lorch of ArtSlant. "They thought I was being disrespectful of our customs. Then I explained that centuries ago people created what we now think of as our classic carpet designs through the same kind of innovations."
Check out some of my favorite pieces below or head over to Ahmed's website for the full selection.