K’era is a Los Angeles-based mixed media artist and textile designer.
Her work explores the subconscious process of the stories all human beings tell themselves on a constant basis pulling bits and pieces from the world around them to create their own personal narrative. Using and repurposing cast-off papers and substrates, K’era layers her collages with a variety of mediums through painting and mark-making, to create a new visual story… and much like life, her pieces are full of color and texture. Her work is also the basis for her ever-growing collection of home textile accessories that include pure cotton throw blankets, decorative pillows, and tapestries all woven in collaboration with craftsmen based in the hill country of the Carolinas. She has recently expanded her production to include working with a weaving collective in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Her collage paintings as well as her textile goods can be found in independent boutiques, private residences, and art collections around the world. Her collage paintings as well as her textile goods can be found in independent boutiques, private residences, and art collections around the world. K’era has collaborated with brands like HERS, Revival Rugs, Saatchi Art, and West Elm to name a few.
The most recent painting is Serpent Series IV, which is a 20 x 30 collage painting on paper in the painting series Serpent Series. K’era is inspired by the symbolism of renewal and fertility as it relates to snake iconography in ancient and modern cultures. Another K’era’s work Garden of Deities was completed in the midst of the pandemic during 2020. She spurred a new series of works inspired by her fascination with serpent iconography and mysticism throughout history and across cultures.
Images with courtesy of K-apostrophe