"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"The thing is that things sort of wander. In the early 90s I said, ‘I don’t want to make humans any more.’ The world was in such a terrible state...it was only important to make things about animals and nature. But then I started thinking about how our identity was constructed around nature and animals, and how many metaphors we use in thinking about ourselves in relationship to animals."
- Kiki Smith