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Kiki Smith


Kiki Smith

Smith’s collaged layouts for her suite of tapestries incorporate an endless variety of techniques and media, with glitter, colored pencil, watercolor and a host of printed materials traversing multiple pieces of cut Nepalese paper in a landscape of heterogenous textures. The final weaving of each mixed-media amalgam into a single textile object contributes to the sense of underlying spiritual connection among the tapestries’ diverse population of flora and fauna. Smith’s editions are united further by the series of horizontal bands that pass through each tapestry, as if to suggest that within each ‘realm’ there exists the same strata of sky, land, and underground.


Photo: Nina Subin, CC BY 4.0

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