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Invisible Thread 

Artist Statement:

 

Growing up with exposure to every romantic comedy, Disney princess movie, and Taylor Swift song imaginable may have resulted in my overinflated idea of love. This exposure has left me believing that everyone has a sole mate, everyone has that particular person they are meant to be with, and love at first sight is real. We are connected to that person right now, even if we have yet to meet. 

Yet in my life, I have experienced anything but that fairytale adventure in my journey to find love. Technology has dramatically altered how people experience the world, especially when it comes to dating and finding love. In online dating, people must judge someone on a few images, some yes or no text, and a paragraph (maybe) that people likely won't read anyway. Despite the messaging and my personal experience with love, I hold that the fairytale adventure still exists. Still, I express my distaste for real-life experiences through the different series of works presented in this show. 

 

Using traditional domesticated women's materials and artmaking styles such as embroidery, quilting, and macrame, I thread together the brutal messaging of my reality in a playful fashion. Facing this messaging head-on gave me confidence in my decision-making and the ability to feel comfortable showcasing the many emotions of finding love online. This sampling which documents only my own experience of using technology, shows my one-sided encounters with trying to find my life partner in a playful in-your-face manner. But the reality of the message is this, what women face daily with degrading text, pictures, and more from strangers on the internet is not alright. I am not alone in my experience, yet I know that collectively, women deserve better.

MANCATCHERS, 2022-2023

Textile Remnants, Glitter, Yarn, Text, Lace  & Tinder

Various Sizes 

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LOOKIN’ LIKE A SNACK, 2022

36” x 8.5”

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ARE THE MEN BLIND WHERE YOU LIVE?, 2022

28” x 6.5”

EAT THAT BOOTY BABE, 2022

34” x 7.5”

MODEL MY JEEP, 2022

33” x 6”

YOU ARE GORGEOUS, 2022

29.5” x 5.75”

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DAMN YOUR FINE, 2023

38” x 7.5”

LET’S MAKE BABIES, 2023

13.5” x 5”

COME CUDDLE, 2022

34.5” x 11”

A.Kyte. HANG (wo)Man
A.Kyte. HANG (wo)Man. Close Up.
A.Kyte. HANG (wo)Man
A.Kyte. HANG (wo)Man

HANG (wo)MAN, 2023

Macrame, Embroidery Hoops, Wire, Hot Fix Rhinestones & Childhood Games

85” x 154”

BEACH BLANKET, 2023

Sand, Metaphors, Fabric, Thread, Heat Press Vinyl & Procrastination

65” x 49”

LOVE-BOMBED, 2023

Recording devices, Fabric, Tread & Irony 

65” x 49”

A.Kyte. Winged Stargazer
A.Kyte. Winged Stargazer
A.Kyte. Winged Stargazer
A.Kyte. Winged Stargazer

WINGED STARGAZER, 2023

Psalm 91:4, Buttons, Chiffon Fringe, Ceramic Feathers, Fabric Strips, 

Lace Trim, Metal Hoop, Gold Chain, Disco Balls

24” x 24” x 76”

A.Kyte. Winged Stargazer
A.Kyte.Mirrored Tapes
A.Kyte.Mirrored Tapes

MIRRORED TAPES, 2023

Whimsy, Shattered Glass, Measuring Tapes, Cardstock, Gold Chain, 

Metal Hoop, Wooden Clips  & Love Letters

24” x 24” x 69”

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A.Kyte.Mirrored Tapes

Lookin’ Up, Spacin’ Out , 2023

Sequin Trim, ADHD, Wire Hoop, Gold Chain & Cloud Watching

24” x 24” x 52”

A.Kyte.Eternalized Dinner
A.Kyte.Eternalized Dinner
A.Kyte.Eternalized Dinner

ETERNALIZED DINNER, 2023

Paint Pens, Ceramic Plates, Tracing, Birthday Cards & 1st Dates 

53” x 53” Installed 

10.5” Diameter Per Plate

JAMMED, 2023

Memories, Ribbon, Embroidery Hoop, Embroidery Floss, Glitter Fabric, Macrame & Zoloft 

26” x 29”

FINELY GLITTERED, 2023

Mirrors, Macrame Thread, Thread, Paint & Tears

53” x 48”

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Just Enough 

Confidence, Fabric, Chain, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Sequins & Big Reputation

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