These promotional pieces were designed for my Senior Studio. We were assigned a contemporary artist at random to promote a (fictional) upcoming gallery/ museum exhibition or opening. After researching the process and artists philosophy of painter, sculptor and printmaker, Kiki Smith, I generated a poster and exhibition catalog. Smith’s ideas behind printmaking and the relation of how all natural things replicate enlightened me and inspired my imagery. The stamp of the praying hands is my tribute to Smith. It was to reflect the peacefulness and universality of messages I feel when viewing her art. The ambiguity of the shapes in the stamp is reminiscent of her feminist context and the prayer pose is relevant to the title and concept of the opening. Smith finds all living things and organs to be sacred which is why she portrays them in a very precious manner. I named the show Reliquary because I believe that any house to hold her work is functioning as somewhat of a contemporary reliquary.