Kiki Smith, mixed-media artist whose work explores human nature. (b.1954, Germany)
Kiki Smith, Puppet, 1993–94. Photogravure with etching, aquatint, and additions of collage and string
Kiki Smith: This sculpture more than any of her work has stuck with me. I realize it is quite graphic, maybe shocking, but I also think is so beautiful, vulnerable, and captures so much the female experience.
Tears Come<br>Nepal paper, string and wooden dowels<br>144 x 108 x 108 in. (365.8 x 274 x 274 cm.)<br>Executed in 1991.
Traces 1pigment, graphite, color pencil, beads, thread, wax, paper2007, 21" x 17"