Nestled in the Water Garden amongst the mist and vegetation is a sculpture by Kiki Smith. Cast in bronze and a fountain of sorts, the sculpture depicts a woman crouching—caught in a private moment. Smith’s sculpture is in keeping with the artist’s mysterious sense of humor and artistic nuance. Artist Chuck Close said of Smith that “ her work is the epitome of innovation, invention, and unique personal vision, always diverse…by turns magical, quirky, sexy, humorous, poignant, scatological and mesmerizing.” (1)
- Chuck Close, “Time 100: The People Who Shape Our World, Kiki Smith,” Time, 8 May 2006. Source: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1187302,00.html (14 July 2006).