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Crystals

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Artist: Kiki Smith
Title of Work: Crystals (set of five prints)
Year: 2000
Plate Dimensions: 9″ x 7″
Sheet Dimensions: 17″ x 14″”
Material:
Aquatint and etching on paper
Photo Line: Courtesy of Harlan & Weaver
Collection Credit: Courtesy of Harlan & Weaver

Crystals suggests the possibilities of interaction between object, spirituality and self. With aggressive and deliberate lines, Smith maps the ordered and disordered contours of five semi-precious stones. Through subtle gradations of light, Smith captures their outward appearance while creating the illusion of a world within, of mapped terrain and cosmic bodies. Both sublime and grotesque, Crystals channels a personal spirituality tied to the material of its inspiration.

–Angela Bryan-Brown ’14, Gund Gallery Volunteer

Smith, Crystals (1), 2000Smith, Crystals (2), 2000Smith, Crystals (3), 2000 Crystals
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