Artist Niki de Saint Phalle began making her large sculptures in 1956, after she met Swiss artist Jean Tinguely and his artist wife, Eva Aeppli. Jean created large iron armatures based on Niki's little clay models, then Niki covered them with plaster, paint, and mosaics featuring mirrors and broken ceramics.

In a New Yorker article (click below) an author trips to Niki's sculpture garden on a hill in Tuscany where she and Jean created large scale interpretations of all the characters featured on Tarot cards. Through his visit, and interviews with those who knew the artist, the author tells a delightfully detailed story of the artist's life.

Artist Galia Linn is a woman of immense talent who works in varied media. She has been known to us for several decades and we commend her work for your attention (click left, right, above, and below). In the 1990s, Galia worked together with Goddesses owner/editor Dean Adams Curtis on 3D visualizations for the Goddesses CDROM and of archaeological sites in Greece and Turkey, depicting how they might have looked when humans lived in them. To get a closer look into what went on at the Greek site click here . For the site in Turkey click here.

Galia is also a dear friend. Keep your eyes on her exhibition dates by getting on her mailing list. Perhaps we will meet there!

A major opportunity came when a pregnant friend and a friendly museum inspired Niki's creation of Hon. The sculpture looks to Goddesses editor eyes like the Neolithic structures of Old Europe Marija Gimbutas brought awareness to, such as one offered if you click through the landscape at the center of our News page (click below to see Stockholm museum's retrospective about the exhibition).

Pastel Party is a new web series created by Goddesses editor Dean Adams Curtis that shares the story of a day in the lives of a group of artists who live on a Pacific Ocean adjacent sidewalk street in Southern California's canal city of Venice, circa 1989. A piece of Dean's artwork is shown after each episode.

WACK! ON feminist art exhibit
eyed by male artist

DATELINE 2007 The big hanging red fabric sculpture greeting me is labial in structure.



Beyond this bird goddess, a work in the UCLA Sculpture Garden, can be found an excellent article by UCLA professor emeritus Ernestine Elster about archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, who was her professor, excavating colleague, and friend.