My Mind Has to Do it

Back to Artist
  • Click on image to enlarge

    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
1986
Paint and marker on wood
31.5 x 32 inches

Collection of:

Description: 

Smith created special spaces for her pet dogs and cats and embellished their areas with patterning similar to that found on her religious paintings, as if to say, Lord, protect these animals.

Smith created special spaces for her pet dogs and cats and embellished their areas with patterning similar to that found on her religious paintings, as if to say, Lord, protect these animals. When a mother cat was unable to feed her newborn litter, Smith executed a painting of the animals with a written reminder to herself that she must not forget to buy milk for the kittens (My Mind Has to Do It).