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Meet Kieley

Painter and design consultant Kieley Kimmel talks with us about personal style and selects her favorite Shaina Mote pieces on the latest Journal entry.


At what moments are you the truest version of yourself?

When I’m painting.

What shapes, textures, and palettes encompass the sensual details of your present self?

I’ve been drawn to natural forms that represent the shape of a black tree, surrounded by green, yellow, and orange.

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

Minimal David Bowie.

HOW DOES THE WAY YOU EXPERIENCE THE WORLD — CULTURALLY, PROFESSIONALLY, CREATIVELY — PROJECT INTO THE GARMENTS YOU WEAR?

Textile histories. Comfort and movement in the studio. Music and friends inspire what I wear.

Please share the story behind a modern “talisman” you own — an object in your possession that you consider either a token of good luck or energy.

Hollow, porcelain ceramic stone by artist Remy Jaffe, from the Kathleen Whitaker objects collection. Given to me as a birthday gift.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE LOVED FOR A LONG TIME?

The work of artist Fernand Khnopff.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE RECENTLY REDISCOVERED?

Dioramas.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE DELIBERATE ABOUT?

Work ethic.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU LEAVE TO SPONTANEITY?

Cooking.

IF YOU HAD TO GIVE A TED TALK WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?

Aura Reading.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN?

Rock climbing.

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