Kiki Smith was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1954. She is classified as an American, feminist artist. Her work would often tell stories; recurring themes in her pieces include life, death, and resurrection. She focused on creating metaphors for the hidden social issues of women.
I like the message that she conveys for pointing out the social issues woman have to overcome. Some of her pieces can be eerie and rather disturbing. But I would rather have art give me a squeamish feeling than no feeling at all.
Site used: http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2005/kiki-smith-a-gathering-1980-2005#media3
"Near." 2005 Cast-aluminum framework and hand-blown glass teardrops.
"Nuit." 1992 Plaster, wood, Cheesecloth, and string.
"Mine." 1999 Glass.
"Tale." 1992 Beeswax, microcrystaline wax, pigment, and papier-mache.
"Walking Puppet." 2008 Papier-mache, with muslin overall.