Urine, glass beads, poetry
Discussion of Kiki Smith’s wax sculpture of a naked woman who has peed; streams of yellow glass beads spread on the floor behind her. The genius of the sculpture–Pee Body–is in the beads. ) This work likely was conceived as feminist art. The present essay also invokes a core idea of Surrealism: artists make visible the unconscious.
Categories: William Eaton, ZiLL • Tags: art, Ezra Pound, feminism, Fogg Museum, Kiki Smith, poetry, sculpture, T.S. Eliot, Wordsworth