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Kiki Smith (born USA) is an internationally renowned sculptor and innovative printmaker. Smith recently produced a wallpaper (with Studio Printworks, New Jersey) for an exhibition, Her Home at Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany in 2008 and this paper is now available commercially.Smith has often explored story-telling, connecting with nostalgia for childhood and reinventing myths and folk tales from a feminine perspective. In Maiden & Moonflower, a doll-like woman stands beneath a gnarled leafless tree populated with owls and moths, and surrounded by a scattering of stars. The naïve drawing and the disregard for perspective and scale are reminiscent of early woodcut illustrations, and the colourways – including Winterfrost, Moth, Dawn, Twilight – evoke a world of magic.