Sunday, May 5, 2013

Kiki Smith and Why I Love Her

                                  Lithograph by kiki Smith

I am a huge Kiki Smith fan. I relate to her as a person and to her work. If you don't by some miracle know who she is go here to read about her. Go here to see images of her wonderful work. In a sea of mediocre and soul less art Kiki stands out as authentic and real.
"One tries to follow one's work rather than willfully lead it" Kiki Smith
I love this quote because it is so true, I am often surprised as to where my work takes me, sometimes I am screaming, "but wait I am not ready to go there", but go I do :-).
I have one new piece and one on the way, but I need to photograph and work (play), so I thought rather than not post at all I would give you Kiki, as it is Sunday, my favorite day and Kiki is my favorite woman in the world right now.
I hope you are having a wonderful day.
I always love to hear from you. XOXO


sukipoet said...

you are very courageous. i think Kiki came to the MacDowell colony awards a couple years ago for an honor of some sort. My bro went to that one. I love her too. glad you are able to work so much now.

Annie said...

Suki, What a lovely comment. Thank you. I would love to meet and sit down with Kiki and have a long talk :-). xoxo

Sigrid said...

I discovered Kiki Smith recently.
She is a great female artist, I admire her art.
Her view of animals is impressive!

Unfortunately, not many people know this great artist.
(Excuse my bad English.)
Greetings from Germany.

Annie said...

Sigrid, Thank you for your comment. I think Kiki is a wonderful artist, male or female aside.
You did just fine with your English :-).xoxo

Houseelf said...

Thanks for sharing her work Annie. I think you chose my fav from that gallery. I like what she said. I'm trying to go with the flow as time allows. I kept trying to face my UFOs but there is a reason why they are UFOs LOL

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your art.

Annie said...

Melanie, Thank you sweetie. xoxo