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All Creatures Great and Small: New Work
by Kiki Smith
The latest work of American artist Kiki Smith (b. 1954) has received wide acclaim. Having concentrated on the human body, Smith now focuses on creatures that take part in our existence. The inspiration for this new work was a mysterious dream the artist had, and she brings to the art a clarity of purpose that deliberately contrasts the beauty in nature with our uneasy rela ...more
Hardcover, 148 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Scalo Publishers
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Sep 20, 2009 H. rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: meh
Recommended to H. by: it was at the library
This was published alongside a specific exhibition, so you can't expect much more than a brochure from this sort of book. That being said, I recognized the text quite intimately as just the sort of thing I would produce in an art criticism class the night before a major essay was due, by summoning the Muse of Complete and Utter Bull Shit. Whether there is or is not any real insight into the works of Kiki Smith therein, the essay was a true labor to read, putting more effort into a flowery tangle ...more