Kiki Smith – Banshee Pearls (1991)

Banshee Pearls by Kiki Smith, 1991.
Banshee Pearls by Kiki Smith, 1991. Lithograph with aluminium additions on twelve sheets of handmade Japanese paper.

Prints mimic what we are as humans: we are all the same and yet every one is different. I think there’s a spiritual power in repetition, a devotional quality, like saying rosaries.

Your inheritance as an artist is from the whole world.

– Kiki Smith, Making Metaphors of Art and Bodies by Kimmelman M, New York Times, 1996.

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