Friday, June 25, 2010

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I'm working on a series of drawings of women I feel oddly connected to (though I admit, distantly). First up is Kiki Smith - an odd choice since she's so eccentric. The connection? Our affinity for all things colorless - in other words, black. I think about a friend's birthday video from when I was 7(?) wherein all of the girls present were asked their favorite color. While pink and purple were obvious favorites among the partygoers, I appeared to be the only little lady who confidently cited a genuine preference to the color black. Yes, goth is weird. But goth at 7? Weirder.

5 comments:

  1. Wishing I still had that VHS tape!

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  2. your parents MUST have it, right? i'm picturing us watching the video while eating beignets (which ps took me forever to figure out how to spell)

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  3. Oh, kiki. Me too. Did you know she makes insanely awesome jewelry via wax carving with her finger nails? Like that about her.

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  4. had no idea! will have to take a look on the ol' interweb. thanks jennifer!

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