• Hollyhock
  • Hollyhock
Artist - Kay Kahn
Santa Fe, New Mexico 
One of a Kind
Round Neck
Classic Silhouette
Knee Length
Open Front Coat
100% Silk Coat & Lining
Two Slash Pockets
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"Hollyhock" Art Coat by Kay Khan


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Celebrated fiber and sculpture artist Kay Khan diverges from her signature look of layered texture and multiple imagery for a straightforward and beautiful painting of hummingbirds with red hollyhock flowers. The bulk of the painting is kept high on the backside and low on the front, yet has playful solo hummingbirds painted at random in the empty spaces to break the design and add interest.

The gorgeous palette of red and green on gold silk, with the red silk lining giving a punch at the collar and cuffs, is a non-traditional take on the Santa Fe icon subject matter, giving it a fresh, dressy appeal. The result is one of gentle beauty with an unexpected zest.


Gold silk shell
with fire-engine red silk lining. 

Kay Khan's Bio

Santa Fe, New Mexico

“My first memory is looking through the bars of my crib out the window into the night’s darkness. I could see a star, a big star, partially obscured the by the blackness of tree branches and leaves, with long radiating bars of colored neon light. The big Holiday Inn sign was not too far from our house. Back then, they would put those hotel signs, as beacons for the weary traveler, out in the middle of nowhere. And that’s where we lived… in the middle of nowhere. And yet it was the beginning of a scene of a life.”

“I grew up in Virginia where the natural landscape is riddled with marks of the past. Old logging trails, long deserted, meandered through the woods, leading into history. Vestiges of former habitation such as irises and cultivated fruit trees could be found along these trails. I spent many of my early years exploring the woods and springs, fields, and creeks, and building my imagination around them. The paths through the woods became, in my mind, roads, cities, castles… entire worlds. What is art and the source of imagination other than the imaginary organization of space?”

“For my entire life, drawing has been my great love. I studied painting and ceramic sculpture at university, graduating with a BFA, cum laude. Afterward, using those earlier studies, I developed new techniques that allowed me to build structures – loaded with stitched imagery – out of fabric.”

“I have shown my work extensively, and I have art in the collections of the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco, and in the Racine Art Museum, among others.”

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