Monday, March 4, 2013

The Wonderful World of Niki de Saint Phalle

Ipad rendering of Niki De Saint Phalle's Nana Aux Fleurs, 1971

I LOVE Niki de Saint Phalle. She was a strong, powerful woman with a unique, whimsical vision. Her incredibly feminine "Nana" are some of my favorite works. They were inspired by a pregnant friend and she enjoyed them so much she kept making them in many different materials, positions, and inspirations.

Many years ago, I read her wonderful biography Traces which gave me more insight into her life and passions. She was a feminist and a woman who knew what she wanted and made it happen. I am so excited to go back into her world and revisit all that she experienced and created.

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