Born into the first family of rug weavers in Argentina, the artist has always had a soft spot for nature, coupled with a resolve to weave as many landscapes as possible in faith that our natural world stops vanishing. Kehayoglou weaves the textile on a handtuft system using a pistol that she maneuvers in vertical racks to create the weft that yields the ultimate piece. Attuned with Greece’s infinite stretch of tranquil blue, she will transport her “Ithaca” into an entire window display; a Greek island haven. Unquestionably, a dream destination weaver, or so we believe!
Kehayoglou has collaborated with Olafur Eliasson, and made a carpeted runway for fashion designer Dries Van Noten, whose mossy textures referenced John Everett Millais Ophelia and Eduoard Manet’s Le Dejeuner sur L’Herbe.