"Cloud Coat" Art Coat by Kay Khan
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Kay Khan has hit another winner with "Cloud Coat." Here she has painted her signature hummingbirds with red hollyhocks and honeysuckle blossoms, this time emerging from Japanese styled blue cloud motifs. The red, green and blue paint are striking against the black shantung silk background and are beautifully offset by the added punch of red at the collar and cuffs from the lining silk. Her designs wend their way around the piece, starting at the upper right side of the front and circling around the back, with another large design emblem at the bottom front left. The effect is lovely and sumptuous, with a quiet natural beauty.
Wear "Cloud Coat over a column of black, or a stunning red shell top and slim black pants with gold jewelry to add some shine. You'll be a stand out at your next formal event or luncheon!
Black shantung silk shell
with red shantung 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.”