Meet a Local Business

K’yamo A’mano Designs LLC

What makes your products or services unique? What will people get from your business that they won’t get elsewhere?

I dreamed of this business being creativity in action, not something passive. I wanted to produce eco friendly custom products, offering them as integral parts of interior collaborations within individual commercial or residential projects.

Right before the great lock-down of 2020, KAD began making its debut as a local business, and I started introducing myself to mostly commercially focused firms. The feedback that I received, was that my designs are essentially fine art and quite unlike most anything seen on the interior walls market, therefore lending itself to be a one of a kind product

With that said, I believe that the most compelling thing about K’yamo A’mano Designs is the art itself. Art that expands beyond the frame. My portfolio of hand-painted, multi-layered patterns has remained private for the most part, but now is finding its place in the world. This large collection of unique and expressive abstract paintings can now be carefully crafted, and digitally applied to wall cover materials, transforming them into fine art walls. I am also in the process of seeing them take the form of flooring material and fabric.

A really amazing thing, is that a new pattern can be born any minute. This can happen either by my hand, or by the virtual magic of our modern world. New technologies allow for great liberties in changing both the color ways, and the scale of each design, thus customizing them to meet the clients needs, and personal taste. I am excited for the possibilities that these factors bring in developing beautiful art, which can be an inspiring and distinctive addition to any living environment or public space.

What’s the best way that interested customers can connect with you or find more information?

My business line is always open, and I am highly motivated to create intimate, in-person meetings to introduce myself and my work. I prefer my designs to be seen and touched by the viewer, in order to experience the full impact of the art. For non-local clients, I am open to Zoom meetings, and in certain circumstances, do also have a password protected website which can be offered to those who exhibit a serious interest.

What inspires your work?

I am greatly inspired by the feeling I have when I see how my art touches others. I am deeply affected by color, and also with movement; these elements remind me of relationships; especially the delicate or bold interactions between them. I also recognize this in nature; the softest caress of a flower, and the hard, and tested edges of stone. I love bringing that to life. This is something I feel compelled to share. Having worked in the counseling field around trauma for many years, I believe that my work also echoes the energy of the unspoken. Like our intimate stories, it can evoke viscerally, the power found in both the brightest, and darkest moments of our inner experiences, thus leaving us stirred in some way. My vision is to bring that feeling intentionally to interior spaces.

How can people best support you or your community as we recover from the pandemic?

Being supportive of artist crafted items during these hard times is the best way to help us to recover. Whether it may be to purchase products created by hand, or to pass the word to others who may be in the market for such treasures; either would be greatly appreciated. With so much separation between us, and having technology taking over during the pandemic, I think we are all starving for a more beauty and the human touch. Things that remind us of our humanness; expressions that comes from the heart of creative beings really matter right now.

Are there any unique events, initiatives, sales, or opportunities at your store or community that people should be aware of?

No, the most unique thing about how I choose to present my business; that I do not have a very big digital footprint, or marketing agenda. I invite each interaction to be negotiated in an organic way, entertaining the collective input.