Detail of exterior of the Tree of Life. The tiles on the outside of this structure are densely covered with Niki’s scrawls. Translated, they’re a timeline of a love affair, which
ends in heartbreak. With drawings and these words, Niki begins: “I would like to give you everything, my mouth, my money, my imagination, my breast, my time, my terrific cooking, my everything.” Many tiles later, she writes “What shall I do now that you’ve left me? Will I cry a million tears? Will I die? Will I take to drink? Take a trip? Will I consult the stars and a crystal ball on how to win you back? Will we stay friends?”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at WordPress.com.