Amy Helfand grew up near Chicago, collecting beach glass on the shores of Lake Michigan. She now lives and works on the Brooklyn waterfront, where the hunt for treasure is far too easy . Amy received a BA in Photography and American Studies from Hampshire College, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Amy’s work spans photography, collage, sculpture, installation and textiles. She aspires to reconcile real landscapes with imagined ones through a process of collecting, manipulating and abstracting images.
Amy’s rugs are hand-knotted in Nepal of the highest quality Tibetan wools and Chinese silks -- hand-carded, hand-spun and pot-dyed in small batches. Pairing lanolin-rich wool with sparkly silk gives the rugs amazing softness underfoot, unique visual depth and the sturdiness of their Himalayan origins.
She is deeply committed to the values of GoodWeave, , and her membership ensures that no child labor is used in the production of her work.
Amy's rugs are usually made to order (read: ÜBER expensive), but if you're interested, contact the studio to learn more about commissioning a rug of your own.
Meanwhile, check out: www.amyhelfand.com
More pics after the jump!