Seven Seas , Stuffed animal toy skins, 15 ft x 10 ft , 2013


Hand-sewn and designed rugs made from recycled stuffed animal toy skins. The rugs not only reference the personal histories of the toy's owners, but investigate the rug as an object organizing and displaying memories and lineages. In Eastern Cultures, the oriental rug centralizes the living space in pattern, operating beyond utility to depict the spiritual and mental world in woven form. Woodgate is particularly drawn to the specific meanings in the arrangement of rug designs, and how different histories of the rug represent stories of the past and ways of tracing archetypes in physical and material forms


Milky Ways
Stuffed animal toy skins
18 ft x 11 ft
2013


No Rain, No Rainbows
Stuffed animal toy skins
16 ft x 9.5 ft
2011


Royal
Stuffed animal toy skins
9 ft x 7ft
2010


Home
Stuffed animal toy skins
9 ft x 7ft
2010


Peacock
Stuffed animal toy skins
8 ft x 7ft
2010


Rose Petals
Stuffed animal toy skins
8 ft x 7ft
2010


Galaxy
Stuffed animal toy skins
6.5 ft x 6.5 ft
2010