The Easel

‘If you can outlive most men, all of a sudden you can be venerated’ – an interview with Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith eludes the definitive statement. A self-described “thing maker”, she makes sculptures, prints, tapestries, photography and more. Her sources of inspiration are similarly various – “the overlooked detail of the everyday”. Perhaps Smith doesn’t want to be defined. She hesitated before putting colour in some recent tapestries – “Colour seems too personal, self-expressive to me – too scary.”