"Hollyhock" Open Front Art Coat
Artist - Kay Kahn
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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.