Episode 3: Kiki Smith
Episode 3 has Ann looking at a set of two four-plate etchings by the Kiki Smith, which she made at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. Home and Still, 2006, are haunting images of feet. It becomes clear quickly that these are the feet of homeless people lying on a sidewalk. Still features the lower legs of a bare-legged woman, lying on a concrete sidewalk. She has tiny star tattoos on the back of her ankles. These are the artist’s legs, by the way. Home shows the lower legs of a man in boots, who appears to be partially sheltered in a cardboard box. Smith came up with these evocative images while wandering around San Francisco, which has more than its share of homeless people. They are stark and powerful images that remain embedded in Ann's mind.
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Publisher: Crown Point Press
Collaborative printer: Emily York
Images: ©Kiki Smith and Crown Point Press
Image credit: Crown Point Press
Music: Michael Diamond
Host and resident curator