Unique, artistic earrings made with one-of-a-kind, hand-rolled paper beads featuring the painting Kk v. Kk or Bromidic Perfunctory Feminism v. Ubiquitous Philosophical Equality by artists Preston Gravitt and Janet Antepara. Each paper bead is printed and hand-rolled by Janet and matched up with metal and bone beads that highlight the artwork.
Earrings designed by Janet Antepara
Hand-rolled paper beads are made with high quality art prints
Paper beads are varnished and finished with metal eyelets and/or metal tips
Paper beads are water-resistant
Earring hooks are bronze-plated
Made in Portland, OR.
Approximate length: 2.25" (5.715cm)
“Kick it in the Poochie” as we call it, is a collaborative effort between very different artistic styles based on the concept of “acception.” Depicted is Preston’s story of two art students and two art teachers. The first student was shown favoritism from one teacher despite her lack of skill by using the argument that feminine flaws are beautiful. The other more skilled student was given the respect of the other teacher for her beautifully feminine artwork. Preston used the experience with favoritism towards feminism and respect towards equality to promote an art piece to make a difference in the real world. Janet stylized the concept adding depth and detail.
40% of sales of the painting and merchandise for Kk v. Kk will be donated to Rose Haven PDX, a day shelter and community center serving women, children and gender non-conforming folks experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and other disruptive life challenges.
View the original painting on Preston Gravitt's page