UCSD is home to a very unique art collection, the Stuart Collection. As of November, 2005 there are sixteen items in the collection scattered over the entire campus. As a way to practice using my new camera I’ll be taking photos of all the items and posting them on this website.
My first posting is of Standing by Kiki Smith (1998). Personally, I think it’s a disturbing statue/fountian. The water running from her hands and the nails sticking out of her body aren’t a pleasant thing. Although the starfish nails are supposedly placed in the shape of the constellation Virgo, it’s hard to tell when you’re looking up at it. Also, the hands have rusted a dark red color, something like dried blood.