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FRANGIPANI GALLERY
An art gallery in the heart of the Key West Art District on Upper Duval, featuring the fine art of Fran Decker & friends!

1102 A&B Duval Street, Key West, FL  33040
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KT TIMBERLAKE

 
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Kathy Timberlake, or KT as her friends call her, moved to Key West 23 years ago.  She's been a nurse for 27 years, but in the past few years has been developing her more artistic side.  Easily distracted by shiny objects, she started collecting beach glass and found objects and started making lampshades.  Next, KT started making tiaras and headdresses for the many festive occasions that are celebrated in Key West, FL; and now Sonoma CA.

The majority of the beach glass and other treasures she uses come from a local Key West beach that was once used as a dump over a hundred years ago.  It's like an archeological site to her.  She finds everything from old pottery to cutlery, doorknobs, buttons, slate from old roofs and ceramic doll parts.  The glass ranges from old medicine and liquor bottles to old fishing buoys and ornamental glass objects.

KT finds anything one might imagine a Victorian and turn of the last century house might have been furnished with.  Some of the glass has a fused or melted quality to it, meaning it probably was in a fire.  Some of this glass may be from the great fire of 1886 that burned much of Key West.  It's fascinating to imagine where some of these objects come from and to whom they once belonged.  KT likes to think that in her unusual way she is helping to preserve just a little bit of Key West history with the use of these artifacts.  It just goes to probe the old adage that one man's trash is another's treasure.


Ruined Finery Lamp

Pearl Necklace

Tiaras

Seaglass Necklace
 

Statue Seaglass Lamp

Pastel Beachglass Lamp