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Maker(s):Smith, Kiki
Culture:American, born Germany (1954-)
Title:The Sybil
Date Made:2004
Measurements:Housing: 20 in x 24 in; 50.8 cm x 61 cm; Sheet: 12 in x 18 1/2 in; 30.5 cm x 47 cm
Accession Number:  UM 2013.53
Credit Line:Gift in memory of Risa Gerrig '81 by the Gerrig-Peterson family.
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Closely rendered eye, slightly blurred.

Label Text:
Label text from “The Art of Collecting: Contemporary Prints from the Risa Gerrig Collection,” September 10 – October 12, 2014:
Smith’s artwork typically focuses on the female body, often highlighting both external body parts and internal organs. Here, she presents a close up, intimate view of an eye which stretches off the edges of the page. The eye, often thought of as a window to the soul, assumes additional meaning with the title, The Sybil. In ancient Greece, a Sybil is a prophetess who possessed the power of divination. The way Smith frames the eye captures the viewer’s gaze, perhaps just long enough for her Sybil to make a prediction. - Shelby Miner (B.A. ’15)

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