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String theory

Miami-based artist Federico Uribe has a unique approach to creating sculptures, using everyday objects in a new way. He's not preaching recycling or environmental activism, but is more interested in conveying feelings.

His spectacular work "Tapete" (carpet) is composed of a myriad of computer components.

Photo by: Pipe Yanguas

Radial movement

Wire end caps, plugs, and CPU fans adorn Federico Uribe's carpet.
Photo by: Pipe Yanguas

Pattern recognition

Thousands of parts were used to make the carpet.

"The whole process of working with objects is like playing with (the shapes of) clouds when you were a kid," artist Federico Uribe said in a 2011 interview.

Photo by: Pipe Yanguas


A bicycle reflector sits at the center of this circle of parts in the carpet. Keyboard keys form one of the rings.
Photo by: Pipe Yanguas

Greater than the sum of its parts

Keyboard keys, phone connectors, and parts of motherboards are seen in this close-up of the work. It would not make for a cozy place to relax.
Photo by: Pipe Yanguas

Objectivist philosophy

A Dell mouse, phone connectors, and broken circuit boards form swirling patterns in the carpet.

"We are overwhelmed by objects so I use them," artist Federico Uribe has said. "This is about thinking that objects are not objects themselves, objects are materials themselves."

Photo by: Pipe Yanguas


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