Tying up some loose ends
Chained after Tale by Kiki smith, a sculpture depicting a naked women with a trail of excrement expelled from her anus, it is abhorrent
I am not sure I understand Kiki Smith’s work, but I do realize that she has an obsession with wolves, be it dead or alive. Underneath though, her work has a pagan ritual. In the second parody, Messenger where a number of gold leaf strips are tied together and suspended from the ceiling, she includes a bird which is perched in flight as part of the installation. As simple as it was, my structure collapsed and fell apart regardless of how I tried to secure bars together.
I also refused to put it up in the gallery space as it gave the same type of energy as with Tom Fredmans' parodies. At one point I would have collected all the bars and arranged them in a bond fire to be burnt. So I decided an alternative, a bird feeder.
After the Messenger
Yes, it’s real after keeping still for some time, the birds got use to me.
This installation of a woman being hung brought back memories of the work by Mike Kelley but it was not as ominous. Although I had great difficulty keeping the upper part in place, the strains of thread also give hell. What does this all mean? Wiccan.
"Burnt on a Friday, full moon...