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kHyal    Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: ©Texa Gaya, Design Miami/

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kHyal™ – Character Development, An Exhibition Feb 23 – March 29 / Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council


“Meet The Artist” Brown Bag Luncheon – Thursday, March 29th 12:30 – 1:30 pm

The Exhibition Character Development runs February 23 – March 29th

“As a young child of three or so, my imagination conjured up a series of characters that appeared in my realities. The earliest ones were quick circling lassos of hair that would wake me up in bed and follow me down the hall. Later, they became colorful combinations of transparent orbs with lively faces that popped up behind the living room furniture when no one else was around. Once I was in middle school, they only joined me in my sketchbook when I would draw them from memory and other unknown places.

When I was 20 years old, I moved to Los Angeles – a big, bold, bright city – that inspired me to create large, colorful canvases with a new cast of characters. In 1985, I received my first public art commission – a character painting in Rustoleum on a dumpster at a Beverly Hills gallery. I was commissioned to do another one at Newspace Gallery next to Paramount Studios, then a series of similar private client commissions through Ankrum Gallery on stainless steel trash cans.

The work has snowballed from there – and the character development continues.

(It’s probably no surprise that my favorite artist is Dr. Seuss.)”

– kHyal™

A Groundhog Day Post About Textile Design / Designer Grill



A Groundhog Day Post About Textile Design.

The Weather sKwirl™

Depicted here are artist kHyal and her creation  The Weather sKwirl™ , a beguiling and zany character who has taken on a highly creative life of his own, dazzling viewers with colorful meteorology  reports and introducing each and every one of his iconic new friends along the way. Getting my smiley dose of  The Weather sKwirl™  has become as necessary to my morning as that daily cuppa. And just as enjoyable.  (photograph by Eileen Walsh)
~ yours truly, df

The Weather sKwirl™ was born on February 12, 2010 after kHyal™ and her husband, Karl Heine, had yet another lively conversation about weather and sKwirls. Kind of like that commercial that goes something like: “You got your peanut butter on my chocolate!” — “No, you got your chocolate on my peanut butter!”

kHyal™ and Karl’s rousing debate was followed by the immediate execution and materialization of this weather-addicted pink sKwirl, who passionately shares the weather — and more — each day in a super-fun and unique way.”  ~ from About The Weather sKwirl™.

KHyal Kouture DF: I saw this on the subway yesterday in NYC and wrote it down for you. It’s a series called SubTalk — “Train Thought”. Pretty great to see poetry on the Metro!

the way a crow

shook down on me

the dust of snow

from a hemlock tree

has given my heart

a change of mood

and saved some part

of a day I rued

~ Robert Frost

Sponsored by The Humanities Initiative at NYU

NY Public Library

Starts a smile to think of someone on a city train in March

taking down the words from a poem on a subway wall

to send to a friend . . . the world is all right, then.

and hope I said thank You.  ~ DF