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Kiki Aranita; Grey Palaka Bun


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Kiki Aranita
Grey Palaka Bun
Mixed fiber crochet sculpture
16" x 13.25" x 3"

About the Work
With advanced degrees in Classical Literature and Comparative Literature and a previous career teaching Greek mythology and Ancient Greek language, Kiki can't help but see the world through the lenses of myth, often malleable at the hands of many ancient authors. As a classicist, her research focused on dismemberment in epic poetry and especially "sparagmos" - the act of being torn limb from limb - and the reception of classical epic in Renaissance Italian epic poetry. She frequently subjects her crocheted bunnies to similar epic fates.

Kiki Aranita is a fiber artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She primarily works with scrap yarn, sourced from neighborhood buy-nothing groups, grandmothers gone to heaven and knitters who quit. She crochets freehand, treating yarn and string as sculptural components. Now a chef and restaurateur by trade, she also incorporates found kitchen objects into some of her works: foam used to pack olive oil bottles, containers from food, the occasional plate.

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