10.25 x 9.5 in
cotton and wool
TOWELS (and trivets) are anti-capitalist, non-archival, humble, approachable, and not-trash! They are an art object as well as humble cloth meant to be used. Craspedia, also called billy balls or drumstick flowers, are a spherical yellow flower that served as the inspiration for this trivet. Hand dyed wool weft and cotton warp create a sturdy and substantial cloth to protect your table, or, framed, brings to mind a field of yellow flowers. Cotton and wool. Machine hemmed. Handwoven by Kira on a Glimakra Loom.This work features subtle variations and imperfections, intrinsic in handmade goods. Care instructions: hand wash in cold water, line dry
Item is located in Pontiac, MI. Local pickup available. Flat rate domestic shipping included.
Kira Keck is an Artist-Weaver, Designer-Craftsman, and a they/them lesbian who primarily works with text and textiles. Kira translates their ideas into functional and conceptual objects, questioning divisions of art/craft/design. Kira received a BFA in Fiber in 2016 from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Upon graduation, they were awarded a Windgate Fellowship which allowed them to explore weaving pedagogy and establish a studio. During this time they attended craft and folk schools including Vävstuga, a Swedish weaving school, in Shelburne Falls, MA. Kira is a current MFA candidate at Cranbrook Academy of Art where they continue to explore fiber departments as historically homosocial spaces, the erotic potential of textiles, and towels. They have been an artist in residence at Fabric of Life in Shelburne Falls, MA, the Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers and Uniforms in Long Beach, CA, and Praxis Fiber Workshop’s Digital Weaving Lab in Cleveland, OH. Kira is a 2022 Center for Craft Career Advancement Fellow. They currently live and work in Pontiac, MI with their romantic partner/artistic collaborator Jane and a tiny dog.
Artist’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erotic_macrame/
Artist’s Portfolio Site: https://kirakeckportfolio.cargo.site/