week 7 – Artist Conversation – Alicia Keyworth

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Artist: Alicia Keyworth

Exhibition: F*ART

Media: Cotton thread, trash bags, metallic yarn

Gallery: Gatov Gallery East

Website: N/A

Instagram: @AliciaKeyworth

Originally being interested in graphic design, Alicia  is now an undergrad who is working on her BFA in Fiber art. She also wished to pursue a BA in art education to teach K-12. Alicia likes to weave on her free time. She says she is obsessed with alpacas and often times visits a petting zoo in San Juan Capistrano to interact with them. She also has two cats, whom she loves.

Her woven piece named Wasteful Growth, was inspired by garbage in the ocean. It is meant to show a abstract version of the garbage patch in the ocean by metallic yarn. This piece focuses on waste and repurposing used/household items. Wasteful growth is made of woven cotton, gold metallic yarn, and black trash bags. This art piece was interesting because she allowed us to touch it, since it is durable. It is meant to be an wall piece.

I enjoyed this piece because the idea behind it is not only inspirational to her, but helpful for the environment. I like that she is giving the public a message of revival to our planet’s resources and waste. I thought it was cool that she does not only use weaving to make art, but also as a hobby.

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