DEAD AND ALIVE
Internationally acclaimed photographer Fernando Bengoechea (from Oprah's fame) was swept away by a tsunami while vacationing with interior designer Nate Berkus in Sri Lanka. His body was never found. Nate survived!
Before his tragic death to the tsunami, Fernando was an upcoming fine artist. A few years early he had introduced a small series of "Woven Photographs" that were a hit in the collector's circle for their unique characteristics and emotional feel they give. His latest show "Karma Trees" was sold out and highly regarded by his peers and critics.
His brother Marcelo, is on a mission to keep his art alive by hand weaving Fernando's memorable photos. Like a collaboration between brothers.
"I accept my brother's death, but do not accept that his art has to die with him. I feel his energy pass through me as I weave and that keeps me going."
The woven photographs are one of a kind, each one has their own weaving patterns and textures. They are made to order and most ship within 5 days.