There’s just something about this sketch by artist, Kiki Smith that sends my imagination into orbit. The first time I saw it was on an episode of Gilmore Girls from Season 7 entitled, “Knit, People, Knit”. From that moment on, I have been fascinated with this print.
Some find “Wolf Girl” awful or strange while I find it beautiful, mysterious and interesting. I look at it and immediately, a story comes to mind. I wonder where she came from and how she lived. I gaze into her eyes and see a pure soul, a child with a story to tell, if only someone would listen.
I would love to own a print of this sketch – even if it was just a postcard. I have yet to find a place where I can purchase something like that. I do know one thing, inspiration does come from everywhere – sometimes the strangest of places. The point is to honor it, allow it to claim your imagination and your creative soul.
Thank you Kiki Smith for indirectly providing me with a truly wonderful source of inspiration in this delightful sketch. I encourage you to check out Ms. Smith’s other work as well. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration of your own!