"Constellation," detail (1996)

"Constellation," detail, 1996
26 various glass animal units, 630 bronze scat units, and 67 glass star units, installation
dimensions variable
Photo by Ellen Page Wilson
Courtesy The Pace Gallery, New York

"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