Looking at Kiki Smith these days, a couple of her prints are below, "All Souls" and "Untitled (Baby Heads).
In discussing the repetitious nature of her work, she talked about screen-printing, and despite the fact that she is making exact copies, every time she duplicates an image it changes.
In working with a baby, there is a rhythm that is both linear and circular, and though every day is different, they are stamped from the same mold. This is an idea I'm working with as I consider how to structure the video footage I've collected from Caspar's perspective.
I loved Kiki Smith's "Mary Magdalene" (pictured above) because of the unforgiving tactile nature of the body. Lately I have been considering the body in a tactile sort of way, probably because motherhood is an unrelentingly touching role (in the most literal sense). In creating and nurturing a human being, I continually relinquish the idea that my body is autonomous.