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Cynthia Smith

Cynthia Smith

Medium sculpture

Website http://www.cvsmithartworks.com


Artist Statement.... I work in bronze, wood, clay, and plaster and often utilize the integration of multiple materials or found objects and a touch of whimsy. The initial idea for a sculpture might come from a random drawing or the discovery of an interesting piece of wood under an old apple tree or from a scavenger hunt in a junk shop. The design choices I make are the result of sequential visual and tactile observations of a piece as it evolves. I employ rhythms of repeated lines, shapes, and spaces to create complex simplicity and layers of visual dialogue.  Each piece presents the viewer with a frozen moment in time that can lead to conjecture about what came before and what is to follow.Artist Bio... Cynthia received her B.S. in art education from the University of Maine and her master’s degree from the University of Southern Connecticut. She taught high school art for 35 years, during which time she also did freelance work in illustration, logo design, and cartooning. Cynthia shows her work at Saltwater Artists Gallery on Pemaquid Point, River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta, and BRAF Gallery in Boothbay Harbor. Her sculptures have also been exhibited at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Turner Center for the Arts in Turner, the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, Whitney Art Works in Portland, Spring Gallery in Belgrade Lakes, and at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport.