“If you’ve never been in love, you won’t understand her ice cream nudes; edible strawberry, coffee, blueberry bodies, inviting you to taste,”wrote a publicist about Kay Walking Stick’s pastel silhouettes in 1969. The first ever retrospective of her long, prolific career Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, opens November 7 in the Third Level Gallery at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. and runs through Sept. 18, 2016.
Detail from Kay WalkingStick. Me and My Neon Box, 1971. Acrylic on canvas, 54" x60". Collection of the artist.