Kehayoglou creates hand-tufted rugs which feature natural landscapes, with many of her selections featuring areas where human activities dramatically altered what we see.
It is an opportunity to bring more awareness to environmental concerns while displaying a one-of-a-kind craftsmanship.
You will see grasslands, rivers, and other natural habitats featuring prominently in her work.
Tapestries Are the Family Business
Kehayoglou obtains the materials for her hand-tufted rugs from the surplus materials that come through her family’s carpet factory.
They have been producing tapestries for over 60 years, which is a tradition that this artist wishes to continue.
When you see Kehayoglou’s work on display, you will often find that part of the rug hangs on the wall.
An extensive section of it is also placed on the floor, allowing you to lay down or walk on the item.
Each stitch is manually inserted by the artist using vertical frames, making it a precise, but arduous process to complete each item.
Her work was featured in the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial in Melbourne beginning in 2017, showcasing her research behind the future damming of the Santa Cruz River.
Her site-specific tapestries have also received attention from the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome.
You can see more of Kehayoglou’s work by connecting with her on Instagram or seeing her portfolio on her website.