December 5, 2013 by smithartonline
I am fortunate to have two pieces included in the December exhibition presented by the Pasadena Society of Artists. Seven artists are included in the show located in the Pasadena Central Library exhibit cases located in the northern entry area.
My two works might best be described as “something old something new” in that Whale Talisman is a relatively new work and the other work, Oak Reliquary, was completed in 2011.
My statement for the show is as follows:
My works celebrate the sacred. The earliest form of art was of a religious nature – the art community provided the vehicle to transport humans to another plane.
My intent is to provide the viewer with the means to move to a personal understanding of universal ideas and of self-awareness. The use of symbols is a powerful way to interact with another person: I invite you to invest time in considering the presented content and form your own interpretation of my work. Make the work your own personal journey.
I define myself as a multi-cultural artist: it is not possible to live in the Western Hemisphere and not be influenced by all cultures around the world. Indeed it is this combination of world views which makes our society so rich and enjoyable. You will see these influences as a vital part of my creations through images, tales and symbolic content.