Sometime ago I received a promotional booklet from The Folio Society. I tore out the two images below, put them aside and recycled the rest. After a couple of years they resurfaced and, sadly for me, I can't remember the context of why those images where in that booklet. The title of the first image is Wolf Girl and the second is Born.
These are both lithographs from original work by Kiki Smith who is a living artist best known as a sculptor, but who has also been significantly involved in printmaking since the late 1970's. "Born" does not depict the Little Red Riding Hood I know. Kiki explores a close relationship between wolf and woman in her sculpture and lithographs. I dug up a NY Times review of her exhibit at the International Center of Photography in 2001. The name of the exhibit was "Kiki Smith: Telling Tales". If these two images make you curious, you can read about the related exhibit here.
And here's something a little sweeter, my latest sheep painting. It looks perfect for Spring, although the inspiration for painting sheep again was inspired by our 2014 trip to the Lake District in Britain. I took several photos of Herdwick sheep and their cute faces tempted me to try another assortment. I like bunching them together.
|Herdwick Sheep II, oil on canvas 16"x 20"|