Alexandra Grau Quinteros (Lima, Peru, 1976) is a plastic artist who uses recycled elements as raw material in sculptures and installations that reflect on the Andean cosmovision.
The quipu was a tool built with ropes of wool or cotton of various colors, which was used during the Inca empire as an accounting and writing system.
The artist Alexandra Grau reinvents the traditional use of the quipu allowing her to explore her own artistic language through the use of new materials.
Ale's workshop is located inside an old house, shared with different contemporary artists, in the historic district of Barranco, Lima - Peru.
However, she feels the need to breathe and escape to nature, which is an important part of her work.
The artist ties different fibers like: ropes, wool, sheep, alpaca, tulle, fabrics, cotton, to different tree trunks or branches that the nature of her land throws on the seashore, rivers or lakes.