Week 7 – Artist Conversation – Alicia Keyworth

Artist: Alicia Keyworth
Exhibition: F* Art
Media: Fabric
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery East
Website: does not exist
Instagram: @aliciakeyworth

Alicia is a undergrad at CSULB in the BFA Fiber art program. She is also going for a BA in Art Education. She originally started school with an interest in graphic design but later switched to fiber. She wants to eventually be a kindergarten or high school art teacher.

Alicia’s featured piece, Wasteful Growth, is made out of woven cotton and and metallic yarn,  and black trash bags. The trash bags are thickly fused together into a very durable canvas. Woven into these trash bags are cotton and metallic yarn. She said we where free to touch it because of it’s durability.

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Wasteful Growth

Her inspiration for this piece is the giant pacific garbage patch. She wanted to focus on using different materials in a free but structured and traditional process. This is pretty apparent in the work as the piece is very well structured and strong. Alicia said she tries to focus on waste and repurposing.

I really like Alicia’s work. I think it was cool that the art was durable enough to be touched. I think it gave the art another dimension. The black and gold also contrasted nicely and even though it was made of trash bags, it was pleasing to look at.

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