For Alexandra Kehayoglou, her artwork is a connection to her family’s roots. Kehayoglou’s grandparents arrived in Argentina in the 1920’s from Greece. With nothing more than looms to their names, the new immigrants opened El Espartano, one of South America’s largest carpet companies. Kehayoglou uses yarn and wool tufts to create green, lush landscapes that look more like a small garden than a rug. Some of the delicate, woven designs begin from the top of the walls to the floor, creating a personal forest in the middle of a room. The 34-year-old feels like her pieces did not come from her mind completely. “I had this overriding sensation that this was something that was outside of my control, a message passed down to me from previous generations, as if I was a link in a chain in something far greater,” says Kehayoglou.
‘Rug Art’ Carpets Look And FEEL Like Lush Pastures… OMG These Are So Calming. April 1, 2023Leave a comment