35 x 35 inches
digitally printed silk
8mm 100% silk habotai. Digitally printed with permanent reactive inks. Machine hemmed. This design is based on Kira’s embroideries. It features the recto/verso relationship of textiles – showing both neatly stitched front and expressionistic back on the same plane of cloth.
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/