We continue to celebrate Women’s History Month along with the Female Design Council (FDC) where we’re highlighting talented women-identifying designers, artists and makers and their incredible work. This week, we’re spotlighting K’era Morgan, a Los Angeles-based mixed media artist and textile designer whose abstract artwork can be found on tapestries, throw blankets, throw pillows, prints and notebooks, along with original collage paintings. After earning a BFA in textile design from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, K’era began a long career in public relations before returning to her artistic roots. Since then, she’s focused on hand-made art, working intuitively to create each piece while pulling from her surroundings to ultimately tell a story. When creating textiles, K’era works with one of the last standing American mills to turn her colorful, graphic patterns into striking textiles made from 100% hand-dyed cotton. Her textile goods and original art pieces have landed in independent boutiques, private residences and art collections around the globe, and are available for purchase via her website k-apostrophe.com.
Serpent Series IV, collage painting on paper, 20 x 30 \ A recent piece completed in a growing collection of work referencing fascination with serpent symbology.
Marea Tapestry \ Based on an original painting of the same name woven into a 40” x 53” tapestry for a private residence in Santa Monica. \ Photo: Caca Santoro
Yuca Blanket \ New Spring / Summer 2021 Collection created from the original piece of the same name, woven into a 54” x 72” hand finished blanket. \ Photo: Kat Hennessey
Meander Blanket \ One of four custom blanket designs created for Revival Rugs. \ Photo: Revival Rugs
Throw pillows shown pool side & the Hieroglyph Throw \ Created from pieces of the same names, woven into 17” x 17” pillow covers and a 54” x 72” throw all of which are 100% cotton (75% is recycled cotton). \ Photo: Kat Hennessey
Spiral Pillow with Blankets \ New Spring / Summer 2021 Collection pieces inspired by the varied terrain and mediterranean climate of Southern California. All pieces are made to order using 100 % cotton. \ Photo: Kat Hennessey
Custom Blanket Coat experimental collaboration with Summer Vega, 2018 \ Photo: Summer Vega
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