Occupation



The Occupation carpet functions as a data visualization of the 5 primary economic sectors in the country of Qatar. The top being the male nationals which represent around 6% of the total population. Beneath is the female nationals which also account for 6% of the total population. Next is the skilled labor sector of the economy which accounts for 15% of the total population. Then the service sector which makes up roughly 25% of the population. And last is the majority, the unskilled labor sector which accounts for an astonishing 50% of the population currently in the country of Qatar. The data was extrapolated from the Qatar national census of 2010, and various smaller scale government surveys in 2012, and 2014.
 Patterns of Human Behavior is a series of hand-made carpets used as a mechanism to document unconventional cultural patterns, local identities, and urban behaviors. Each of these carpets is carefully hand-made preserving the traditional islamic carpet practices of preparing local wool, hand-dyeing the fiber with natural ingredients, and hand-tying the design one knot at a time.
    The series was conceived of by Levi Hammett, based on a previous research project by Levi Hammett & Pornprapha Phatanateacha. The carpet motifs were developed in collaboration with Qatari designer and artist Maryam Al Homaid.
Hammett, Levi., Maryam Al Homaid, & Pornprapha Phatanateacha. Occupation. Hand-dyed wool, hand-knotted carpet. 104cm x 182cm. Edition of 3. 2015.
Exhibitions & Publications:

Edition 1 held in the private collection of Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Doha, Qatar. (International).

Poonsap, Supakdipa. The Bubble Breakers (Feature article), Vogue Thailand. Bangkok, Thailand. Print. (National) August 2018.

Bangkok Design Week 2018, Thailand Creative Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand. (Juried, Group Exhibition, International). 26 January - 5 February, 2018.

Form(Force), The Gallery, VCUQatar, Doha, Qatar. (Juried, Group Exhibition, National). March 2017.

Domestic Affairs, Garage Gallery, Fire Station, Doha, Qatar. (Juried, Group Exhibition, National). 24 March - 15 May 2016.
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