Four months ago, Mad Whip and I stumbled upon Kim West
with her paint roller
completing her mural There Were No Survivors on the exterior wall
of the soon to be opened Hauser Wirth Schimmel Gallery.
Go West Project was ignited
and has been sparking magic ever since.
Today we went to the gallery to hear Kim give the inaugural talk in a series of lectures.
Her murals are bright, inviting, pretty, and yet they struck a deep cord within me.
Today I understood why I had subliminally connected with her work.
Themes of migration, nature, the loss of loved ones and freedom deeply motivates her images.
She is as lovely, accessible and evocative as her paintings.