"Windows" Art Coat by Kay Khan
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Calling all hummingbird lovers! Just look at this latest piece from talented artist Kay Khan. She's combined hummingbirds, Hollyhock flowers and lattice patterned lozenges with an Asian flair for a delightful effect. The pattern is arranged in asymmetric vertical bands on the front, with a single, floral shield design on the upper back. Her colors are bold, her subject sweet, and the feeling is of a lovely moment spent enjoying a cup of tea from a pretty Chinese tea set while sitting at a window looking over a garden.
Pretty enough to dress up for a special evening out, or dazzle your lunch guests, you'll make a lively, beautiful sight in "Windows."
Copper shantung silk shell
with cobalt blue 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.”